Sorry for the radio silence in the past few months! I’m alive ‘n kicking (in case you were wondering 😛 ), and yes, still a manga-crazy 🙂
I haven’t been able to spare time for them recently, however, and that is why I haven’t tinkered with MC. I did read your mails and feedbacks, and I’m not sure if I should be happy so many people use MC, or upset that I let all of you down… #bittersweetIndeed
I am writing this to assure that I will be back with a new version. MC has stopped working because the host sites have changed drastically (again) which means I have to change the source code… again. It needs some time, and presently I am a bit swamped what with my official work (hehe) and academics (my end terms are on the horizon). However, I will try and squeeze this in and release an update as soon as I can.
Thank you for understanding, and supporting me as you do! It is always a pleasure when you guys drop me a line, even when it is to complain that MC broke 😀 It tells me that there is one more person out there who is interested in MC… and keeps me going.
So please hang in there, and don’t give up on MC!
I’ve been hearing from a lot of people that download is not taking place successfully if Batoto is selected as the preferred location. And that Batoto has changed its images’ domain. Thank you, guys, for reporting this to me, and for using MangaCrazy in the first place! I’m sort of lost at the moment because of personal reasons, but I promise I’ll make time and fix this bug atleast, this weekend (too many stuff stacked, but I’ll do it!))
So till then, please have patience! And do keep an eye out for the next version that’ll come out next week! (I’ll do it! \m/ )
P.s. And I just noticed this, but Geekista’s had more than 15000 visitors at this point! I’m speechless! Thank you so much guys! *Feels more motivated than ever*
‘Back’ into the game? So where was I till now?
Well, I was (and still am) doing some of the few crappy things all final year under-grads seem to HAVE to do. That includes job-hunting, the very important Final Year Project, a bit of soul-searching, and contemplating sanyaas (look that up, will you?). But every now and then I’d get comments about MangaCrazy, my crazy little Manga Downloader (be it compliments or bug reports) that would set my heart a-flutter. That my little code is roaming the world, REALLY makes me feel ecstatic!
So I finally sat down to examine my code (I haven’t touched it since February, I think. Life truly did intrude…) and guess what. It’s a mess.
There are portions of codes from previous versions that I’d just improvised, and they’re truly dragging down the downloader. There is un-optimized code everywhere, which I, with my programmer-pride, refused to see/acknowledge. But now with a fresh perspective, they truly stand out and make my head hurt. And I haven’t even gotten to fixing the bugs part yet!
So while I re-acquaint myself with the 3000 odd lines of crazy code, please keep on reporting bugs so that I come up with a mega-upgraded version! And once again, really, thank you for downloading MangaCrazy! God knows I’m not affiliated to BrotherSoft or CNet or anything (I don’t think the program has that kinda ‘status’ aka I haven’t mustered the courage to put the program there 😛 ). So it’s an honor that you trust me, or the program J
Oh, and I think I should let you know… (Since it IS a blog and not everything in Geekista is about MangaCrazy!)
- I got a job offer
- I was instrumental in revamping my college’s blog and it was a smashing hit!
- I’m gonna vote this year (finally!)
- My final semesters haven’t gotten over yet and this is me multitasking in the gap between 2 papers
As Sherlock Holmes would say, “The game is afoot!”