evannichols (evannichols) wrote,

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I'm Back! Kinda.

It's been nearly a month since Douglas the Computer has been connected to the Internet. He'd refused to connect every time I tried, and then today all of a sudden, it clicked. Needless to say, the first thing I did was check my email.

Here's a quick update on the Life of Evan:

Computer News: Although I can now boot Douglas up, he takes a very loooooonnggg time to do so. Rather than wrestle with debugging and optimizing his function, I'm taking it as a sign that it's time to get a new machine, probably a laptop. I've set up a KVM* switch so I can swap between Douglas and my Mac, but I don't think Douglas is so good at that, and a new laptop would deal with it better. I will have to transfer over or replace the software I use (particularly Photoshop and the Broderbund Interior Design app I use for the webcomic).

Refurnishing News: I'm loving my new furniture! It showed up during the afternoon of New Year's Day, and I had assembly help from sanguinity, grrlpup, bookherd and oh_that_jocelyn (who also helped host). I'm not done, but to quote thrihyrne when she first saw the results: "Wow!"

Other News: Nearly a week was devoted to a dear friend who asked for help during a crisis. As is my way, I responded. I believe my role was helpful, but now her condition is uncertain and she's not answering her phone. I'm very worried.

All of these things have kept me busy and not working on anything Eldritch. I had hopes of getting back to it this weekend, but that has not happened yet. As always, I will keep you posted.

Thanks for reading!

*KVM = Keyboard, Video, Mouse. Allows for one set of those three items to be shared by two or more computers.
Tags: friends, refurnishing

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