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Finally, some progress!

Those of you who have been clamoring for an archive page will be happy to know that I finally made one. Sorry for the delay.

In what was the first real test of my new hosting solution, Basic Instructions spent several hours on the front page of DIGG yesterday. I got over 130,000 unique visitors. It would appear from the comments that the site never went down, and when I checked on it the site came up like nothing was going on. If that’s not a ringing endorsement of Squarespace, I don’t know what would be.

I’m cutting out the detailed blow-by-blow of my reading of Goldfinger, as I have no reason to believe anyone was enjoying it but me. I will say that we finally got something resembling action, which Bond responded to by immediately getting captured, resigning himself to death and trying to hold his breath, so as to pass out and not experience the pain of his killing, and later begging a bystander for help. LITERALLY BEGGING! He actually said, “I’m begging you!”

Good times.

Reader Comments (14)

I was very much enjoying the blow by blow description of the book. Me enjoying it is reason enough to continue it!!! Oh, well, 'tis alright, I forgive thee.

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScott not-Meyer

Seconded. The motion shall go to a vote!
To keep the blow-by-blofeld* account going or not. ++'s to the left, --'s to the right.

*I know it's the wrong villain, but I couldn't resist it.

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChuck

Thirded!! I have to say, I was almost looking forward to that more than the next comic update.

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnge

I'm sad that the Bond thing is gone. I do believe I even commented to express my enthusiasm. Apparently, like in so many other aspects of my life, I did not comment with sufficient VIGOR.

Hooray for good web-hosting.

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDave

First time commenter, long time reader. Please bring back the Bond summaries, they're hilarious!

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

I'm guilty of not showing my enthusiasm, but I enjoyed it as well.

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersnowdog

As someone who will likely never read a Bond book, I live vicariously through you.

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

I also enjoy the Bond book summaries.

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

Yes, please continue. It is very funny, and would remain so even if the plot "improves".

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterG

We want our Goldfinger blow-by-blow!

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Fisher

This poster approves of the continuation of the blow by blow account of goldfinger.

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeep Blue

I too enjoyed the blow. Bring it back!

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim

Somewhat long time reader, possible 2nd time poster, I think here maybe. (Not quite as snappy as "Long time reader, first time poster", but its truthiness factor is far superior...)

++ to the "I loved you blowing Goldfinger" camp. Wait. I think I said that wrong. Whatever. You get the point. Keep blowing Goldfinger!

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim Coker

I was totally enjoying the blow by blow! I normally don't check the news tab, but I've been looking once a day in the hopes to hear how it ends.

I don't want to read the damn thing, it sounds painful, but now I want to know.
Please bring back.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArin

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