I have been experimenting with ChatGPT because, well, all the cool kids are doing it. After unsuccessful attempts at getting it to write my biography, and then to write my next magazine article (which should be published in the fall), I decided to try something simpler.Continue reading →
Category Archives: Website business
Top 10 Exhibits for 2022!
Happy New Year from the Harvey Mercheum! Today we look at the ten most-viewed exhibits in 2022, this year using Google Analytics 4 data! There were some surprising changes from 2021, take a look!Continue reading →
Website header redone in vector format
No new exhibit this weekend, I felt a little better and used the energy I had to try to catch up on everything I have been putting off while not feeling well. I did manage to get one thing done on the Harvey Mercheum website though, and I am very excited about it!Continue reading →
Fonts now hosted locally
I have talked before about how the Harvey Mercheum website uses the Google-hosted webfont Roboto. There has been an ongoing discussion about how enqueuing Google Fonts from the Google CDN exposes visitors’ IP addresses, and how this violates General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). After reading this article:Continue reading →
New image sizes being used
Or, turning lemons into lemonade. I recently ran out of storage on the Harvey Mercheum Dropbox. The email notification I received about this certainly felt like life handing me lemons. After some consideration, I decided to stop backing up the “uploads”, aka the images uploaded to be used for exhibits and posts, since I have the originals on my computer. This cut the backup from over 2GB to just over 50MB. This allows me to store more than one backup in Dropbox, and of course the backup runs quicker. But that’s not the best part!Continue reading →
Further clarification on what can be an exhibit
My recent post about original comic art got me thinking again about what I should consider an exhibit versus what should just be posted. I came to a realization, and developed two rules that really help to clarify the distinction.Continue reading →
70 clicks in 28 days
Anyone who has read the Mercheum blog knows that I use a variety of tools provided by Google to help manage the Harvey Mercheum website. Google has been making enhancements to Google Search Console, and I am now receiving Search Console Insights emails.Continue reading →
Ha Ha Harvey
I am still recovering from TerrifiCon, but I did want to mention a small update I made to a character page.Continue reading →
1984 Larami catalog posted!
Keith Manegre sent me scans of the pages of the 1984 Larami catalog that show the rack toys they made featuring Richie Rich, and I have added them to the manufacturer page. Note that the toys were made in 1981, but were still selling several years later. I really must get around to writing my analysis of the Larami rack toy collection, as I did with the JA-RU rack toys. I am still trying to get a 1988 JA-RU catalog, please leave a comment below or use the Contact the Curator form if you have one. My thanks again to Keith for these scans, and his continuing support of the Harvey Mercheum.
29 exhibits posted in eighth year!
Today we mark the eight year anniversary of the Harvey Mercheum! I am very excited to have posted 29 exhibits, tying the fourth year and second only to the first year for number of exhibits posted. I am also pleased that 17 of those exhibits were guest exhibits, 16 starting the incredible collection of Keith Manegre and one from long-time supporter of the Harvey Mercheum, Mark Arnold.Continue reading →