RAID-iate

Well, the RAID box I had for seven years finally gave up the ghost.  I had a second box I’d bought a while ago, but didn’t have any drives for it.

So, when the first one said goodbye, I pulled the drives from that and put them in the new box.  Two big issues:  the drives were NOT the recommended kind, and the unit might have been damaged when, a year or so ago, my air-conditioning unit leaked water into the closet.  Anything cardboard ended up being soaked into rottenness.

But the unit powered up, it saw the drives, and I recreated the array.  Tried to copy stuff to it, and it started alarming…so I guess I’ll wait until I can afford those drives.  In the meantime, I have an 8T external which I’ll use.

Work on the new project is going pretty well, but every step forward requires a few side steps, so it’ll show up eventually.

Thanks for visiting!

Mid-July 2019 Post

Well!  How is everyone today.  There’ve been some new developments in the world of projects and other works.  I did start another painting, but it’s not going quickly.  Here’s a WIP, colors are way off but, you know, WIP.  As you can see, it’s the same old stuff.

(Remember when I did the PaintBlogs?  I should really try another one of those, but I just don’t pick up the brush that often.)

The animation project mentioned last month is still proceeding, with more sequences done and artwork created.  There’s a Vegas project going that already has the opening pretty well mapped-out, but that’s still evolving (sigh).

I heard of a fun contest which I’m going to enter.  I’d show you the latest stage, but as it’s a contest I’m not sure I can.  No hope of winning, but it’s fun to work on.

Also, the air-conditioning has been fixed, so I shouldn’t have to suffer either temperature-wise or financially.  Always a plus!

So, keeping busy and trying to keep comfortable.  And I won’t bother you with the health worries.  Thanks for stopping by, and I may see you later this month.

June 2019

So, it’s the end of June.  How are things progressing?  Well, the script group is kind of in endless rehash mode, but I’ve got five scripts in various stages, so there’s that.

The editing thing has been abandoned.  I’ve been working too much on my own stuff, which is the ambitious animation.  I’ve got several sequences finished, and will probably be able to post a “part one” in July.  Here’s a shot of an impact crater, cobbled together from a dozen or so different images.

Also, met an interesting person.  Possibly more to say on that later.

As always, thank you for stopping by.

May 2019

Well, I see it’s time for the monthly update.  Well, I’ve got four projects in various stages of completion (none of them really close to that, though).

One is a script for a group, and I’ve kind of soured on it.  Sometimes shorter is worse.

The second is a possible edit for a film for the same group.  Barely started on this, already thinking it’s futile.

Third up is a new painting, which has already stalled.

Finally, we have a new animation that may be too ambitious for me.  Haven’t done much lately on that, but it’s still in place.

So, that’s that.  I hope to update this more regularly, but we’ll have to see.  As always, thanks for stopping by.

April 2019

So, time for the monthly update, and, surprisingly, there are updates.

I’ve been doing some more painting, and some more exploring in sound stuff…and have actually been doing some work on a new animation project, one that just kind of leapt in front of everything (for which I am grateful).

So–nothing much this month, but some possible good stuff in the weeks ahead.

Thanks as always for visiting.

March On

Well, so here we are on Pi Day, and as good a time as any to post.

Not that anything has changed or progressed…in fact, I generally have a dearth of drive these days.  I actually animated a 40-odd-second bit of a project, but have almost completely lost interest in completing it.   And there’s nothing else on the horizon that’s piquing my interest.

Oh well, at least the weather is somewhat better these days.

See you again soon.

February Notes

Greetings, friends and neighbors.  Speaking of the animation that I mentioned last time around, I neglected to provide a link.  Here it is:

Recollection.

It’s about six and a half minutes, which is (for my own YouTube habits) on the edge of being too long.  But there it is.  The title, by the way, is almost a pun.

I’ve continued to paint, with varying results, and am actually making progress learning Maya.

In the interest of crass concerns, I’ve added a PayPal link at the top of the page.  So, if you have a couple of bucks…

The universe contains many fine people; while in the past I had my doubts, those doubts are put to rest.  Not many, and certainly not enough, but they are there.  If you’re reading this, you’re one of them!

I hope to update this more often, but, as we all know, the best-laid plans….