Well, it's been over a month since I posted here on DA. I'm sure I haven't been missed. Be that as it may, I thought I would post up an update just for the hell of it and just have it here in case someone MIGHT be interested. I don't hold out much hope for that being the case, but you never can tell. Sometimes, the human organism surprises you. Sometimes. My friend has been trying to get out of the aircraft business for quite some time now. He doesn't like the fact that things in the industry have been reduced to such a low that critical maintenance isn't a top priority anymore. Pretty much now, most places just want you to sign off on work whether you do it or not. Sell paper. That's all it comes down to anymore. And for people like my friend who realize that airplanes carry human beings on them and that if something goes wrong people could die means that he has to do the very best job he can and make sure that the airplane is in fact safe to not only fly, but to ride on as well.
I have tried to like it, I really have. I have tried to see the positive in the changes, but then something makes itself apparent that doesn't work for what I am trying to do and I hate it all over again. Today, I was doing some writing in Literature. One of my musings and I get to the end and get ready to publish. The box on the top right hand side comes up in order for me to choose "Free DOWNLOAD", I click into it and it goes away. The only thing that comes up is for me to choose to SELL DOWNLOADS. I don't want to sell downloads, I give my work away for a reason. Here's my question, I went back in and edited the entry and hoped that the box for free downloads would come up, but it didn't. I double checked everything, made sure that I hadn't overlooked anything and saved it again. Still no option for free download. Why can't those of us who like the old DA still have that? I hate the way the new LITERATURE section is and the new JOURNAL section as well. I don't like the layout AT
It used to be that I could post up my shots on the old DA and I didn't have to worry about whether or not I opened up a menu every single solitary time in order to mark specific details. Those days it seems, are long gone. I posted up over 200 shots probably about 3 weeks ago. I didn't think about marking the shots for FREE DOWNLOAD - I don't think! Old timer's syndrome is kicking in and now I can't remember. And if I try to go back through all of my postings to try and remember which ones need to be marked I am going to go INSANE IN THE MEMBRANE - INSANE IN THE BRAIN! This journal post is designed to inform those who fav my shots to let me know if ANY SHOT is not set for FREE DOWNLOAD. Because all of my work is FREE to download. So, if you run across a shot that isn't marked for DOWNLOAD; please, by all means send me a note and let me know and I will change it first chance I get. I try to check in daily, so it should be fairly immediate. I want my work to be FREE. To whomever