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<-October 2007- November 2007 -2008->

Loosing All Control

There are plans, then there are plans. The sunset project has been prematurely ended due to a broken camera. I did get all the way through October, and a little into November, I'll get the last of the pictures and some thoughts on the project uploaded by the end of the month. And with that project ended comes the next project, the Great Music Database. As soon as I acquire a scanner (real soon now) and figure out how to set up the database I'll start that. I plan on a start date of January, making it the 2008 Project. I've also taken on a few other projects, but those won't be nearly as extensive or long, those are RPG related and will be announced in December when I get to them (and with luck finish them). November is mostly taken up by National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where I write 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Always fun. I finally started to add the backlog of CDs to the current music section, getting 8 up this update. I hope to get a small number up during regular updates through the end of the year to get back to an actual schedule. The next eight albums I'll put up on the 20th, along with the last of the sunsets hopefully.

I'm Just Doing Fine, On The Line

Only four new ablums added, not as many as I hoped for, but still something. Forward motion though, which is good. Building up momentum. I'm almost done with the Gaming Book Reviews project, all the Hero books being close to done (I can see the end of that tunnel), and only have licensed projects to go. Which I expect to take me through February. I have a few medium sized gaming projects, one of which I'm using to learn more about databases, as next years Music Library Project is still on track, and I definitely expect that to take all year to complete. Right now I'm working like mad on my NaNoWriMo project for the year and trying to read and review gaming books very very quickly. The end of the month should see the last of the sunset pictures uploaded to close that project out fully, I'll have some thoughts on that then.

And Ten For The One That Drinks 'Til I Die

Moving along here... eight more CDs added, leaving only twenty in the stack on my desk. For the last sixteen months I've been reading and writing reviews of gaming books, averaging about two a week or so. I'm nearing the end of collected materials, which essentially closes the book on that project, I'll be continuing to review books, but my back catalogue will (hopefully) be done by the end of the year. It all started on a lark, and exploded into a full fledged obsession. I finally got the replacement camera in, and downloaded the last of the sunset pictures, but that was just today, so the completion of that will have to be next update as it does take some time to do, more than I had today at the very least. And I picked up a scanner, CanonLiDE 600f model. First test shows the scanner works well, the bundled software not so much. A 1200dpi scan of a book cover to TIFF format essentially broke the bundle preview application. Luckily Photoshop CS2 is much more robust and handled it well. Not that I expect to use that resolution much, but it's nice to know I can go that high.