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Creation Date: September 7th, 2007 10:54 AM
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Hello all, This is about the current project I am working on for a Traveller TA: Solomani Fighting Ship's. Comments and requests are welcome.
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In Moot Member Blogs Another exciting week in ship design. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #3 New October 29th, 2007 03:44 PM
Hello all,
It has been a little while since my last entry. A lot has happened, everything from illness, death, and the drowning of my laptop. First things first, I've been ill so not of work has been down. I had a death in the family on my wife's side. This took a hard toll on us. Spent most of our time getting her grandmother's affairs in order. I know this really doesn't have anythig to do with Traveller but she is family, enough said. This brings me to my laptop. My Mac Book Pro, the computer I do all my artwork on, had half a glass of white wine spilled over the keyboard. Needless to say I was not happy. I was able to turn it off and drain the wine out of it. I let it dry-out for several days after towel drying it the best I could. Then came the day to try and turn it on, the moment of truth, the moment of possible heartbreak (you have to be a mac user to understand). I reached toward it, the power button, praying to hear that wonderous hum of life. I prayed to see the lit pulse beating on the front of the sleek silver case (again, you have to be a mac user to know the heart beat). With a anxiety was building. WIll it turn on? Will there be a pulse? Will life continue on? A flicker, I held my breath, a flash, first one then another, WE HAVE A PULSE! The joy! Oh what joy filled my heart. It was a live once again. I could breath again but only for a moment. I had to see if my files were intact. I searched frantically acrossed the desk top, then into the depths of the hard drive and there sitting on the drive was the first glimps of it, "TA art" file. It starred at me as if nothing had happened. Almost confused by my reaction it blinked and beckened me to open it. I did. Oh the joy to see all of the files, all the ships sitting there waiting for me. Then I rushed to my other artwork, it was there too, yes! I checked a few more programs and everything was working fine. One last thing to do, I had to switch over to the PC side of the drive. Yes, mac's can run PC programs (Bootcamp). Once over to it I went right for the file I was working on when this traumatic event occurred. I was working on an image for the calendar. I clicked on photoshop, it popped open, then I went to open the! I spent days getting it just right. There was no more time to finish it let alone start over. I...I was crushed. I could only move on from there.
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#1 October 29th, 2007 07:02 PM
jfetters Says:
Ah, that sucks. Sorry for your loss. We had a similar situation with my wife's laptop at the beach this summer. Except that it was me spilling red wine on her Dell. We did the same - drain and dry and it was good as new a couple days later.

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