I’m with the dolphins on this one…
Going to update the theme for my sited to ComicPress 4.3
Bunch of changes may cause the layout to go boom. This probably isn’t the best time to do it, being on another round of pain pills.
Oh, yeah. Got the last (I hope) broken/infected tooth pulled finally and I’m on pain pills.
There’s a reason I don’t like pain pills. Most notably, they affect my judgement.
And I’m about to do something that will probably break my site. I might even stay awake long enough to get it working right again.
But, hey, pain pills. Woo!
Seriously, why can’t sick people stay home? (OK. I know. I know. Events like cons are only for a couple days and once one’s bought a ticket, a little thing like the sniffles may not seem like a big deal.)
Con Crud! Fever. Chills. Had the shivers so bad at one point that I’m exhausted. Feel like I’ve been steamrollered.
But, I’ve had worse and I’m feeling better already.
I can’t say I had a good time at the convention. I ran into only two fellow online comic creators. And the celebrity lines were long as were the lines for any interesting panel, unless you have an express pass, costing around $100, and those actually sold out.
I had a camera but got no decent photos. Managing a cane and a DSLR camera in a crowd was awkward. I have a walking stick with a camera mount that I should have used but at some point I dropped my pass. I kind of realized that I’d seen all that I wanted to, was too tired already anyway, and went home.
I suppose that I got plenty of kitty snuggles during the night is a plus.
After considerable waffling I finally bought a ticket to the Rose City Comic Con, in Portland OR, but only for Saturday. I waited too long to get a weekend ticket.
I haven’t really decided what events to attend. Hopefully I won’t get kicked out for going excessively fanboy over finally meeting Nichelle Nichols (I may have mentioned the Uhuru was my first love).
So, one might catch me wandering around. No glomping, please, I’ve never recovered my sense of balance. Hugs with adequate warning are an option. Let me know if you’ll be there and maybe we can have a sit-down.
Safe for work for once. Had a request for a larger pic of Barbi in her camisole. She’ll do it, maybe even go nude, but you gotta show her the love. Here she is in blouse and skirt. Jump us up a couple ranks and the blouse goes.
And don’t forget to scroll down to see the image.
I’ve been using Windows 10 on my main system for a little over a week. I was already using the Windows 10 Technical Preview on an entertainment box (hooked up to my TV so I can watch streaming video in bed), and I rather liked it. But I wanted to make a clone of my main system’s drive first. I finally got around to that and got up the nerve.
I did a straight upgrade from Windows 7 Pro. Went very smoothly.
My system is definitely booting and running more quickly. I had thought about setting Windows 10 as a clean install, but that no longer seems necessary.
The entertainment system I mentioned would not run Windows XP, Vista, or 8.1 (I didn’t have a spare copy of 7 to try), but it took to 10 perfectly. I didn’t even have to dig up drivers for it.
I upgraded my laptop (a hand-me-down from Mom), and it’s running better than ever.
I’ve had only one blue screen, and that was before updates. Since then it’s been more stable than Windows 7 (to say nothing of 8) ever was. I can even use Sleep mode reliably.
In spite of reports of programs not running, I’ve yet to encounter that problem. My research indicates that many older 16-bit programs aren’t supported in 64-bit Windows, but that goes way back. Systems that were running 32-bit Windows might not be able to run those programs if they got upgraded to 64-bit Windows 10. I also didn’t see any mention of Compatibility Mode being tried.
So far, I like it.
Please cast votes (hourly even) for my friend Nance: https://artistsignal.com/nancebrody
Nance is a musician friend from Second Life. She plays some amazing music live online (LGBT friendly) usually associating her performances with a “show” in Second Life. It’s not unusual to find me hanging out at one of her shows or another “live music” event in Second Life.
She’s one of the great people that was there for me while I was in recovery (such as it was) from my stroke.
Her website: http://nancebrody.ca
Right now she’s competing on Artist Signal. Every month, the artist with the highest number of votes gets a cash prize. A considerable amount of her income comes from online tips and some music sales. But it’s not always enough. This would help.
Please help keep this innovative and amazing musician playing.
Got to see some family that I hadn’t seen in years. A little time on the beach. I originally wanted to do the zoo, but we opted for a pretty cool museum of miniature craftsmanship, much of it fully functional scale models.
Got in late last night. Soon as I’m back up to speed I’ll put up the rest of the old Maddie’s Monster strips, then…