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Nov. 1st, 2011


Tonight, in about five hours actually, we put EskimoKissProject to rest. I have been grasping for my feelings about this, and had hoped to put them into words, because it seems like this occasion should be marked in some Significant Way. But that didn’t feel right at all – I can’t explain how I’m going from relief to ecstasy to bereavement in the blink of an eye, and when I try to write anything Significant it just sounds false.

Aug. 11th, 2010

More fairy magic pls

You guys have been working overtime sending out the sparkly vibes today. We're in desperate need of some more right now. Can everybody just close their eyes and chant I DO BELIEVE IN FAIRIES! I DO! I DO!!

May. 6th, 2010

It's here!

The new Shiny is here! And has been dubbed Clive because, well, all black and chrome and sleek, who else could he be?

It's a hell of a learning curve, what with Windows 7 (I was on Windows XP) and Office 2007 (I had 2003). It feels really cluttered and things move around too much, or they go faint or opaque, or kind of... I don't know, quiver. I like my programs to sit quietly and behave themselves. Instead, it's like my OS is a class of toddlers hopped up on pixie stix. But I'll get the hang of it, I'm sure. And people say they love it, after a while. We'll see.

I'm trying to keep the old girl chugging away through this weekend, when I'm going to wipe her completely and try to install everything we need for EKP. Please, keep your fingers crossed for me that I don't completely futz everything up.

I am not supposed to be dealing with technology! I am a word person! When did we have to learn to hack into television networks and workaround compatibility issues and finding patches for uncommunicative routers? I would be quite happy with cave drawings, thank you very much.

As long as I get to keep Clive.

Nov. 23rd, 2009



That is all.

Nov. 6th, 2009


After a week and a half of pulling our hair out and shaking angry fists towards Luxembourg, we finally got back to what we should've been doing all along -- promoting this bloody Show! Yes, free publicity, RTL, why do you make this so hard?

The situation's not ideal by any means. Instead of capturing clips directly from the video stream like we used to, now we're stuck spending literally hours on screencaptures. It's totally draining -- the RTL player is, quite frankly, crap. Everytime it stalls, I have to rebuffer and restart the recording. On about a third of the files the soundtrack comes out wonky. And even at its best, the quality is jerky because it is, after all, a string of screencaps. THANK GOD THIS DIDN'T HAPPEN BEFORE REUNION!

Still! We posted episode* and we're getting comments again (they are like a drug, I tell you!) and I'm going to sit here and drink wine and spam like whoa. And if I have enough wine, I just might make a defiant "you can't take the Show sky from me" vid.

Hope you're all ready for an awesome weekend!

* This episode was nabbed before we left for Germany; it's not representative of the new stuff we're getting. You'll know what I mean when you see those in a few days. Boy, will you know what I mean.

Nov. 5th, 2009


Which was kinda weird to see -- I mean, mentally I've been trying to brace myself*, but when I looked out the window to see things moving nearly horizontally across my view, my first thought was "what an odd rain." (Followed quickly by nooooooooooooooooooooo.)

Also, [personal profile] deakat is a goddess! She waved her magic wand over my laptop (she called it installing drivers, but I caught a glimpse of her wand before she stashed it away) and now my screencapture software works, and we maybe have an (albeit imperfect) workaround to nab episodes of AWZ.

To celebrate, we watched Bandits, which was AWESOME! Wonderful cracky fun right up until the end. (The end which I have recut in my head.) And now I have a long list of new movies I must see staring Katja Riemann *sigh* My work is never done.

So in conclusion, today looks a bit brighter than yesterday, despite the grey snow clouds overhead.

* Sorry, much as I love Canada, this transplanted Texan is never going to fully embrace winter. At least I don't run screaming to the Dominican Republic anymore...

Nov. 4th, 2009


If I just crawl back into bed and burrow under the covers, will the world be better when I wake up? I feel like every bit of the shiny world I was in last week has disappeared.

First RTL goes and closes the loophole that let us capture episodes. [personal profile] aldiara and I are sitting amidst piles of hair ripped from our heads while searching for a workaround. It's all extra-maddening because we came home from such a high, ready to dive into all the exciting stuff that we know is coming... and suddenly the door's slammed in our faces.

Then they make things worse by (we think) discontinuing free episodes. I say "we think" because there's no communication of any sort, just a price tag on the current episode. So much for encouraging people to watch the source! How can a corporation be so shortsighted? They have to give a little free to hook people for more -- have they learned nothing from drug pushers. But no, they really don't understand fandom or anything more than making disposable, mediocre entertainment that nobody would ever want to watch more than once.

(But maybe it's just a glitch, and maybe they'll get it fixed, and maybe we'll be able to download eps again. *flings glitter feebly*)

I'm weary from it all though. And then I read about Maine. What is this voting on civil rights bullshit? Last week, in a moment of pissiness over Harper, I said that Canada was no better than the U.S. I officially retract those words.

Hmmm, sorry for the super cranky post. Let's see. THINGS WOT ARE GOOD:

*I have gummi bears.
*My cat's snuggling because it's cold.
*I only have one more client to finish before 6.
*Massive trip report is getting a good response. I admit, I feel the crankiness fade while reading these comments.