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Yesterday's delights:

     Altogether too much good stuff in the form of my boss's boss bringing us chocolates, my boss bringing in donuts, a coworker making cookies, and an adjacent department putting out the dessert leftovers of their Christmas party. Much gluttony was had by all!

     Some good mental progress with 'Ilka' in recalling a plot twist that had been lodged in the bottom of my skull for some years, and in getting out a rough outline of 'Stonebow.'

     The wonderful internet helping me figure out approximately how far t'DoL has to fly between the mountains of Oversea and Hu-Harek's home: 5082 miles (8178 km). I'd wondered for years...no wonder he's not too keen on frequent 'commutes'!

     The art project that has been causing me so much trouble and misery and program crashes so that I had to give it up for the first part of this week for the sake of my sanity--I might finally have gotten the upper hand! Test renders take 6-8 hours though, so my progress will continue to be very slow...but that's better than none at all!
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On December 21st, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC), shanra commented:
I might finally have gotten the upper hand!

*cheers* Woohoo! Congratulations on that! Even if the progress shall be slow. Knowing you, though, it'll be something spectacular when you do finish it. ^-^

Glad to hear that your muse(s) did indeed strike back with a vengeance and that there are many good things going on at work. Or at least good things with the gluttony. If your department's anything like mum's, end-of-year work is insane.

Hope all things are going well for you, me dear. *huggles* May you have a gorgeous and uplifting holiday season!
On December 21st, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It's really not that 'spectacular,' which is what has got me! It's quite 'simple,' in how people will view it, so I've been scratching my head as to why Vue chokes on this more than most any other project I've done (the exception being 'Siblings' where it simply got overwhelmed before I paid to get the software upgrade). And I'm still below the 2/3rds mark, though I've known from the beginning that my pc might metaphorically blow up in my face when I try to add the third character. ;P

It can be insane, but that's due to how many people are on vacation more than anything. And today is remarkably dead so far despite half 'my' people being gone. I hope your mom can stay afloat!

I'm trying, I'm trying. I've got a coworker who's been horribly sick since late Monday (my boss had to practically carry her out) and not getting better, and she left me a message on my work phone last night that's got me very concerned. I sure hope she pulls through this. =(

*hugs back* I hope things are going better for you! Have fun with your friend!
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On December 21st, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC), wispywillow commented:
Much gluttony was had by all!
Heeheh, yay!! It's a wonder more of us don't eat ourselves into diabetic comas during the holidays ^_^

...no wonder he's not too keen on frequent 'commutes'!
Geesh O_O I hope he gets a good movie and an in-flight meal ^_~

Test renders take 6-8 hours though, so my progress will continue to be very slow... but that's better than none at all!
Very true! Wow... seems like it's quite an undertaking! Best of luck to you with it. ^_^ You might be one of those people who would benefit from a Mac, I think. For the most part, the general user can get by just fine on a PC or Mac... but those who do arty stuff that require a lot from their computer, Macs are usually the way to go. I don't use Macs very often--just when I work in the slide room--but I prefer PCs. o_O

Happy Thu--eep, it's Friday! Happy Friday! :D
On December 21st, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
The gluttony was fun, but both me and my coworker Kathy got laid up by stomach-aches last evening. =P Didn't stop me from snitching a few more goodies this morning!

Yeah, and the ocean-crossing is the worst part, specially with all that saltwater down there that shouldn't be drunk.

Perhaps...but I read the Mac owners complaining about how much poorer service they get when glitches crop up in their version of the software, and how much longer they sometimes have to wait for new releases. Besides the fact I don't want to think of how much money, on a system and re-purchasing software, that would cost me! I used strictly Macs for my first few college years, then when Windows 95 came out, I slowly started teaching myself the PC when I was a senior. Now the Mac feels so foreign!

Yes--Friday! TGiF!
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On December 21st, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC), silvanime commented:
My goodness. Your creative output has really taken off, hasn't it?

Mmm... seems to be the season for gluttony. I feel like I've done nothing but eat all week and Christmas hasn't even arrived yet!

Hope you and your kitties are both happy and healthy.
On December 22nd, 2007 02:36 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I hope so! This week has been quite frustrating in regards to forward progress. Hopefully now that all the holiday-related preparations and craziness are past, I can change that!

Aside from yesterday, this Christmas has been fairly mild for me in the food aspect. And since I won't be seeing any of my family, I won't be getting stuffed day after day like last year (when my mom was determined to 'fatten me up'). I should treat myself to something special...

Everybody seems pretty healthy around here, thankfully. I hope you and yours are too!