You all may have noticed that I've stopped posting artwork here. Part of that is due to the fact that my output has been drastically reduced thanks to a job that takes most of my artistic energy and doesn't leave me a ton of time for personal projects. Part of that is due to the fact that I've turned my spare time artistic efforts toward a writing project that I hope, someday, to publish in one form or another.
But a BIG part of it is this: I'm so, so, so tired of being ripped off.
For the second time in the last week I'm having to file a DMCA, this time with Amazon.com, because some asshole has taken something I made and is selling it on a
So, it's been awhile since you all last heard from me. Over a year ago now, by my previous journal entry, and I left you all on a bit of a cliffhanger. So, over a year later, I suppose I should let you know how things are.
In November 2012, I went through an experience I hope no one ever has to go through. In a perfect storm of trouble, my hard drives and backups were all destroyed in a single day. And because life hated me that day, my cats knocked a glass of water onto my laptop and damaged it, too. I lost ... pretty much everything. With the exception of a few things I'd had on a USB drive and what we could get off the
The Saturday before Thanksgiving I had the perfect storm of computer related failures.
In less than the time it takes to say "oops" I lost my main computer hard drive, and one backup drive.
It was an accident. Utterly ridiculous and completely unforeseeable. My husband, who is an experienced IT director with years of IT work under his belt, was upgrading my computer. There was a tiny wire where a wire shouldn't have been. It got cut. Add power. Presto: instant short and boom. Gone. Poof. Up in smoke.
My second backup drive looks like it survived. It has, as best as I can recall, nothing on it but my oldest files. I think everything on it m