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Well. I’ve spent most of the last few hours freaking out about my laptop’s constant and growing list of issues. It finally reached the point of not connecting to the internet with the patch cable plugged into the router. The wifi has been increasingly unreliable for the last two weeks, so I used a patch cable to make it sync and keep it working.
Internet came back after some rebooting and trying my best to keep it cool, but this completely ruins my plans. I was going to run an indiegogo to get a Yiynova so I could send the laptop off to be repaired and not have updates interrupted. Problems yesterday made me add it to the current Indiegogo I have running for a plush toy. So I could get it done asap. Then I figured, if it fails, I’ll do that separate one… but today? Well, everything went wrong. I managed to get the connection to work, but it’s unreliable, so quickly logged my request to HP, who responded back quickly that since it’s a continuing problem, they want to bring it in for repairs.
So right now, I’m scrambling to pencil and ink as many pages as I can on it. There will be delays depending on when the packing materials get to me. I’m not sure if this is good or bad timing. Kim’s off to camp Moss (Yay, free camp for cardiac kids!) next week. I can’t work while she’s here and had planned a lot of catchup work. Even if I abused a credit card, which I’m not willing to, the Yiynova would likely not arrive until after the laptop is repaired. So I’m just warning, possibility of no new updates in the next couple of weeks or very limited ones. I’m just not prepared to do comics by hand or have the things I need.
The only good thing about this is that the laptop won’t be frustrating me once they fix it and get it back to me.
Five days left on the Darius Plush and it has 5 days to go and is at 23% – so it’s time to sweeten the pot and put something on top of it.
First, I REALLY do want this to go through and it will be the only time I offer one by itself, since it would go better with a book. I’m limited by a month time frame from when I got the quote to get them produced for the price quoted. That’s why it was such a tight deadline, so if the goal is met, I will add an extra update for Campus Safari AND Sink or Swim up to 8 weeks this summer for EVERYONE. I’ll also finish that little plush minicomic I started. There would be an update today.. which goes into…
SECOND. I work on an HP TouchSmart TM2. It’ll be three years old in November. It has decided that it does not like working anymore and needs to be sent in to be repaired. I got a three year warranty for a reason. At this moment. I cannot stream anything from it. It’s overheating and I’m assuming the fan is having problems. (I keep a lap fan under it at all times.) It runs 12+ hours a day, much of that in the past was using Adobe Photoshop which is CPU intensive. I’m having a lot of little problems with getting work done as it is becoming increasingly slow. I contacted support last time it went through this and we did lots of fixes that improved it for a little while, flashing the bios, reseating the dead battery, blowing air through it. Now, I think it needs to be sent in and looked at. It’ll be gone for a couple of weeks, and they’ll erase the hard drive. I don’t want to be without a work device, so that takes me to number …
THIRD. The Yiynova MSP19U. I HAD plans to get it in September or October and send my tablet in, but inability to work is dragging me behind. The plush has to succeed. I have enough to cover the extra. I don’t have ANY plans to get a new tablet PC this year. HP seems to no longer make the affordable ones and the Surface Pros are too dang expensive and I just can’t justify it when this one is under warranty and can last another couple of years with lighter use. Then I can start streaming more frequently again.
SO all I’m asking is, contribute $5 to the Indiegogo, not directly to me, because I can’t make the plush unless the Indiegogo is met – all funds will be returned if it doesn’t meet the goal. ( I don’t want to promise anything more. I already have a really stacked plate.
Thank you for reading all that!
On Friday, I had two pages of Abby’s Agency on my desktop to be colored. I adjusted my glasses and they bent in half. I knew they were going to. I had seen a tiny crase in the metal several days before, but had hoped that they would hold as long as I was careful with them. They didn’t. i WENT TO wALMART WHERE i GOT THEM FROM AND THE FRAMES ARE DISCONTINUED. :/ aND THE LENSES COULD NOT FIT IN ANY OTHER GLASSES AS THEY WERE A VERY UNIQUE SHAPE. aND THEY WOULDN’T LET ME ORDER NEW GLASSES OFF MY PERSCRIPTION BECAUSE IT WAS OVER TWO YEARS OLD. tHEY WOULDN’T EVEN LET ME HAVE contacts. But they did recommend I take them to a local jewelers to see if they could repair them, so I took them in and was told I’d get them back Saturday mrniing. Fine. I can still get stuff done. Hours and hours into Saturday and two phone calls later, I was finally informed at 6:30 pm that they would not be ready until Monday because the frames needed to be rebuilt. So ALL of my work is sitting in a half finished state and I gave up. I’m typing this on the desktop, because it’s easier on my eyes than the laptop and my Note won’t let me log into wordpress for some bizarre reason I haven’t figured out yet. I’ll figure it out! Just not today. I can’t see the letters at all and I know I just typed a bunch of sentences with caps lock on. :/ D’oh. No updates this week. They WILL go up next week.
In the specific case of Campus Safari stuf, d’oh.. I realized I did NOT uplaod the two paes of Sink or Swim last week that were done, so those will go up THIS week, while everything else is unable to be updated. Campus Safari will not update… again. I have two pages ready for toning though.
- Tiff, seemingly a little plagued lately.
Intuit is running their small business promotion again this year. It’s for $5,000, which happens to be exactly the right amount to move us into a house where I’d have space to do larger projects and STORE them.
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