|The conversation that the ladies who lunch are having is, I hope, almost as interesting as the image. Please let know how you feel about the whole thing...|
A milestone is coming! 60.000 hits must mean that despite my problems of late, most of which are resolved if not cured, sometime there are things we just have to put up with, i am doing something right. I would like to create something to mark that milestone, other people do and i have done the occasional milestone render in the past so why not. Well here is the reason why it won't be happening too soon.
I am a risk taker and i don't often observe safe surfing, consequently i download a lot of stuff, and have been lucky until recently to have gotten away with it. Last week however i finally got fed up with the increasingly sluggish performance of my machine, and decided to do a clean re instal of OSX. I had tried to do a basic re instal but that made no difference to performance.
Its a complicated ( for me anyway ) procedure. The first step is to copy the operating system to a pen drive. To simplify this i found a programme which created the file i needed to do the instal. The you have to jump through the various hoops that Apple set up to make rebooting difficult for you. All went well until i completed the installation, when i found that my system had been infected somehow, i suspect from the programme i downloaded to create the file to boot from. It meant that any kind of search directed me to ads. It was a nightmare, i spent hours trying to resolve it and eventually had to admit defeat and contact Apple support. Six hours and £40 later a cure was effected and i now have a brand spanking new version of the Mavericks operating system which works like a dream. Yay!!!
Unfortunately my backup external drive was also corrupted, and i cannot use that, in fact its in a bin bag waiting for bin day along with many of my discs containing data.
End result as far as renders are concerned is that the only record i have of all the renders i created for Deviant are lost, and so is the majority of third party content for Daz Studio. I have to re populate my content libraries on Daz, and organise them, which is a major task, as some of you will appreciate. So its going to take a while, in part because i still need to earn a living, unless some kind soul decides to donate enough money to allow me to retire about 30 years early.
So please enjoy the stuff thats here, and rest assured that i will be creating new renders just as soon as i possibly can.
A huge thank you for your understanding
IS THIS SHOUTING? WELL MAYBE IT IS BUT THEN SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO SHOUT TO BE HEARD. HAVE I GOT YOUR ATTENTION, HOPE SO!!|
Some regualr visitors to my place will have noticed that i have been collaborating with jarvik jarvik2009.deviantart.com/ and Danny dannysuling.deviantart.com/ in the writing and illustrating of a continuing story. This project has become very important to the three of us, and we hope that those of you who read it will enjoy it as much as we have. It would be so nice if, having read either the whole thing currently available, or even just one part, you were moved to comment to one of us, Good or bad, we NEED feedback to encourage us to continue, or if you hate it, to GO AWAY. Thank you so much for reading, follow the link to jarvik for the PDF's of the first two parts.