so here we are almost six years since my last journal post.
I heard dA got sold... came back wondering if anybody I knew from the early days (hi mccann (https://www.deviantart.com/mccann) ) was still around or active.
and I find myself once again sitting at my workstation in the basement, this time with kid #3 on my lap. I took a bunch of hard drives to the local recycler last week. more iterations, but a lot of the same.
it's been so long since I've shot film, it took me over a year to realize that my local store doesn't even have a developer on-site anymore. I have a romantic notion of shooting B&W again, developing in my basement, and scanning the negatives, but it
What a hectic time since my last post.
* my brother got married
* my wife and I found out we were expecting a child
* I got a new job (as a contractor)
* our son, Desmond, was born
* our second cat (Felix) passed away
* I got hired as a full-time employee
Desmond is asleep now, and my wife and a friend are watching Glee from the never-ending netflix / roku font. I'm guessing I have another hour or so until Desmond wakes up and I'm summoned to head to bed.
I'm in my basement going through old hard drives, identifying the dead ones for recycling, reformatting, doing some limited benchmarking, doing some updates, and generally trying to
dA is still around. hopefully it's thriving. it's been long enough that I don't know if I'd recognize $mccann if I ran into him on the street. $pinguino is apparently a friend of a guy I went to high school with. $sylderon seems to have disappeared. (I only knew him through his photos.)
I started visiting dA a bit over five years ago when $dv8it was doing some consulting for them. I still have a whiteboard with his plan for reorganizing dA's network here in my basement. I've taken photos of it, but I don't know if I could bring myself to erase it. there are still some things of his that I still haven't completely integrated into my