It’s still winter

Some of you may have noticed a break in my updates.  In addition to apparently being locked in the permanent icy grip of winter (the featured picture was taken from my front porch yesterday), I had to deal with a windows update sending my computer into blue screen of death mode.

I have done a full reinstall, and have sadly lost some things.  I can’t find my receipt with the license code for Poser 11, so that is gone.  I couldn’t find the one for AeonTimeline either, but their customer service people are awesome and came through for me.  Thus, I haven’t lost access to my notes for quite a few projects.  Scrivener, Word, and Photoshop remain good to go.

I did lose a lot of works in progress on Photoshop.  Nothing serious, just the projects I’ve been using as learning tools for my new drawing tablet.  Everything else was backed up to dropbox, and I am going to shamelessly plug their service for all aspiring writers and artists because one, they work great with Scrivener, and two, without them I would have just lost 10+ years of writing work.

Back up your shit, people, and keep copies of your receipts.  Also, just because you tell Windows now isn’t a good time to update doesn’t mean it is going to listen to you, and for those of you who don’t already know this – Windows 10 does NOT keep system restore points for you.  That’s right, people, if something goes wrong, you just have to bend on over and take it without a chance of lube.  Thank you, Microsoft!

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