The File 770 blog is 8 years old today, and this is the first time I have ever celebrated — an idea I picked up from The Book Smugglers last week.
James H. Burns has written a special column for the occasion, and I am going to commemorate our epic bracket competitions from the past year.
Thanks to everyone who has shared their creativity in comments and posts. Help yourself to a slice of virtual cake!
Another New Year’s Eve tradition — ring out the year with the fanzine version of File 770.
Click here — File 770 #165, [5MB PDF file]
With a cover by Steve Stiles, the issue features these original articles:
- One Month a Grand Master by Larry Niven and John Hertz
- The Rotsler Winners: Personal Musings by Taral Wayne
- John Hertz’s Westercon Notebook, a report of the 2014 convention
- Red Letter Days, Taral Wayne muses about the calendar
Plus reprints of three popular articles:
- The Man From U.N.C.L.E by James H. Burns
- My Father, And The Brontosaurus by James H. Burns
- Viewing The Remains of Bradbury’s House by John King Tarpinian
Jetpack’s annual statistical report for File 770 (which you’re welcome to read) ranks the most prolific commenters of 2015.
- Peace Is My Middle Name
- Jim Henley
Thanks to them and every commenter for the important work all of you do here every day.
File 770 set a record for pageviews the night of the Hugo Awards, and all month long there was a constant flow of news about Sasquan, Hugos and Puppies.
Even if I go 50 deep in August’s most-read posts, there’s only one story that isn’t about one of those things. So this month I am sticking with a single Top 10 list.
- Sunday Business Meeting at Sasquan
- The All-Purpose Hugo Post
- Talkin’ About The Puppies
- Memories of Tonight’s Hugo Ceremony
- Dogs With A Blog 8/27
- Pixel Scroll 8/18 The Ballot of the Sad Sharpei
- Enriching Your Puppy Vocabulary 8/26
- Chapter Five Esk 8/29 Ancillary Doghouse
- Pixel Scroll 8/13 Mission: Insufferable
- Lou Antonelli’s BOLO Story
It only took seven-and-a-half years. As of today File 770 has 100 followers, people who are signed up to be notified whenever there is a new post.
It’s still a modest number but not as modest as before I started the puppy roundups. Then File 770 had about 25 followers.
As I said in comments, ALL the Dublin photos emailed to me looked sideways on my computer. I “fixed” them all the same way.
While it varies according to what browser and hardware people are using the fix doesn’t always result in them displaying correctly.
The photos were taken on two different types of iPhones.
The photo above, one of those cited as a problem, was taken with an iPhone 4. I have tried rotating it, then saving it under a different name than on the file sent to me. While I don’t expect that to work, who knows?
Does it look right on your browser and phone/computer? And what are you using to view it?