Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I am once again slowed by health issues, but it's a new health issue this time at least. It requires minor surgery but comes with both Vicodin and an excuse not to work, so I suppose it all evens out.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Computer is working again! (It was, in fact, the video card.)

I was actually enjoying my impromptu vacation. Oh, well. Back to work.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

After an "enjoyable" several hours on the phone with tech support, it has been concluded that the problem is with my video card. It'll be replaced sometime in the next few days.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Expect further delays, as my computer seems to have decided that it no longer wants to run 3D applications. It works for about twenty seconds, and then everything freezes. And then the monitor shuts off and I need to pull the plug and restart. I'm going to give things a few more tries, though, because sometimes problems will mysteriously resolve themselves. Here's hoping, at least.

UPDATE: The problem has not resolved itself, and an attempt to boot to CD and use the magic fixit included on the Windows CD resulted in a blue screen of death. Why do I always manage to break my computers?

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Opening has been pushed back again. I'm sorry -- everything was going sort of okay until I found that some of my vendor scripts were running out of memory and crashing. I'm putting in hours upon hours of work a day into this, when my increasingly poor health allows it, and everything's just... going really slowly.

Comments are closed because, frankly, I don't want to talk about it.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

(The opening date has not been pushed back again. I am as reliable as the rising sun and would never do such a thing. Those of you who swear you saw an opening date of this weekend must be thinking of some other, slower, flakier Miriel.)

I've been tagged by Shir!

The rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

I now have to regret keeping my nerdy books so close to my computer, because the closest book for me is the core rulebook for Mage: the Ascension (second edition). "At lower levels of success, this may just be 'funny feelings' about beings or objects. With more successes, she may note the specific supernatural nature of what she is studying. For example, she could discern whether or not the subject is human, alive, dead or undead."

I actually dislike tagging people, so as I'm done embarrassing myself, I'm going to break rule number five and make this an open tag -- if you want to do this meme and haven't gotten tagged, consider this your excuse. ;)

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

As I was working on one building, I was a bit concerned about inadvertently having it too closely resemble Oblivion's architecture. I'd spent so long studying the game's aesthetics, trying to break down just why it looked so nice, that things seeped into my brain. I'm sure some of you know how it goes.

Well, the building in question is almost done, and I have little need to worry: it turns out that what I actually ended up ripping off is the Ravenclaw common room.