This has ended up a pretty good day. I had difficulty focusing at work, but got a fair amount done. I came home and watched more of Zeta Gundam and Gundam SEED, then incorporated comments on my November short story, “The Old Man.” Now I just need to remember the ending that the writing group hashed out.
Wanted to mention: I’m less than fifty pages from finishing proofing that novel. It’s been a struggle; several recent passages were tirelessly gruesome, and the author continues his tendency to open new chapters with several paragraphs of irrelevant backstory. But I’m so close I can smell the sweet scent of completion.
I’ve actually considered abandoning this proofing job a couple of times, mainly in reaction to those gruesome parts. I’m sorry I read them; they feel like what I’ve read of the exploitation movie I Spit On Your Grave. Let’s watch as a character tortures and kills people in revenge! Yay! Even Quentin Tarantino knew to keep that
Getting back on track: I finally had to
I should point out that the novel is not bad; it’s quite good. However, as a proofreader, I have to read every single word and weigh the grammar of every sentence. I can’t just read along and enjoy the book; I have to dissect it. It’s a draining experience.
Draining or not, I will finish this.
Okay, this has not been a good weekend for writing journal entries, as I haven’t had my normal ‘puter on which to write them. So, in brief:
Navi (my old laptop) is pretty much dead. It won’t even boot for more than a few seconds any more.
I bought a new,
However, not only did the Apple store forget to tell me when my data was transferred to the new laptop—I had to call to find out that it was ready—my primary user account wasn’t transferred. To be fair, this wasn’t completely their fault, as I had that account encrypted with FileVault; it wasn’t supposed to be copied normally. That meant that all my primary data was lost.
Thank goodness for backups. I made a backup of my data on Saturday, so I grabbed that and was pretty much back to normal; the only thing I lost was some of my wallpapers (so I’ve made a note to add that to my backup procedures). If nothing else, this has been an excellent confirmation that my backup procedures work.
Unfortunately, I also discovered that the
So, I’ve been cleaning out a few unnecessary things, such as album artwork (which is almost useless). I’m thinking of
Actually, I think I should rip the same song (or set of songs) multiple times at different qualities and judge for myself. Personal experience is the ultimate teacher.