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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Coming up for a breath... on: July 24, 2014, 01:44:57 AM
You're the second person to use 'hauntingly beautiful'  undecided  It's not a word that I'd used for it Wink

Yes: started with the concept, but built the animation on the music, and the words (that you'll need to turn captions on to see) came out of the animation and the music...
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Coming up for a breath... on: July 23, 2014, 10:56:28 PM
Had my head down, this piece has taken way longer than I thought, but I'm very happy with it (apart from the out-of-the-box credits, but I was rushing at that stage...). I still need to do a voice-over (I've performed it a couple of times now: there are subtitles atm).

for your enjoyment:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtbUCEODFt4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtbUCEODFt4</a>

It was actually a birthday present for Sandi (wife), which was a couple of weeks late in the end Wink
3  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: Long time members with over 50 posts, report for disbursement duty on: June 07, 2014, 05:33:06 AM
Yes, I've had my head elsewhere for a while too (reading via a feed)... but it's a great idea, so I'm in.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DC/Indie/coder/startup house/condo/etc on: May 17, 2014, 03:30:52 AM
I tried... but I couldn't resist...
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DC/Indie/coder/startup house/condo/etc on: May 17, 2014, 01:18:12 AM
Someplace near upstate ny would work best for me but i'm open to literally anywhere.

Sydney?
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Mind mapping software on: December 29, 2013, 12:48:33 AM
Also Compendium which is IBIS based.

I use The Brain extensively at work: found nothing better for project / information management (not a great mind mapper, as in brain-stormer, as such)
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: A new Dropbox Competitor on: August 15, 2013, 02:10:49 AM
I've been using a Copy account... or rather not, as it's not happy behind the company's firewall. Did discuss with their devs, but they weren't overly worried about fixing.

Cubby, OTOH, works perfectly for me at work and I use it all the time, but not for a lot of stuff.

SpiderOak's new version got more DropBox like, and I've used SO's rooms for 'sending' documents to printers and the like (the way SO's storage works you can have as many copies as you like without it adding up to your allocated space).

I liked the Copy icon  Wink
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Elon Musk's Hyperloop details to be unveiled today on: August 12, 2013, 11:48:04 PM

Yes: when I first learned some years ago of Google's support of the Shweeb (Seen operating here in New Zealand) I thought there had to be better (ie faster) ways of moving... but this sounds quite different.

Doesn't seem practical. Granny sure as heck ain't gonna like that. It excludes large swaths of the population.


Apparently the shweeb takes less energy than walking, and if you've got someone to push you along it takes no energy at all to the pushee and no increase to the pusher  smiley
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba! on: August 12, 2013, 11:45:09 PM
That's a nice comment... altho the "if I ever try my hand" is probably quite realistic.

Now, if she'd said she'd only read it because of the great cover, I may be able to raise my commision Wink
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Elon Musk's Hyperloop details to be unveiled today on: August 12, 2013, 10:29:20 PM
Yes: when I first learned some years ago of Google's support of the Shweeb (Seen operating here in New Zealand) I thought there had to be better (ie faster) ways of moving... but this sounds quite different.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba! on: August 09, 2013, 06:04:35 PM

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When I sell people autographed copies, I either hand-deliver the book for $10.80, or send it via post, tacking on shipping and handling charges.

I'll take the hand delivered option thanks  Wink
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba! on: August 04, 2013, 03:05:24 AM
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Just loaded it up on my hand-me-down Nook. (EPub looks fantastic - love the cover!)

Perry is amazing isn't he? He's also the reason paperbacks are now available. I couldn't wrap my head around the CreateSpace exacting specifications for front/spine/back graphic.

So it's working now? I've still got my breath held Wink
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September on: July 17, 2013, 07:58:01 AM
Chapter 7 culled. Beginning Chapter 8.

If you don't stop posting here and hurry up there's going to be trouble!  Angry
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September on: July 17, 2013, 12:07:37 AM
Chapter 6 done. Found a sentence repeated  Sick

Will start with Chapter 7 tomorrow.

I took down the previous version and am waiting until you've ready to give me the next version  Thmbsup
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September on: July 13, 2013, 11:01:42 AM
This sample is roughly 29% of the novel. Think that's giving too much away? I don't. I'm going to offer the first 50% of the book as a free preview on Smashwords.

Maybe taking out every second word would be interesting?  tongue
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September on: July 13, 2013, 12:18:36 AM
Did u get my g+ msg?

Wait...you guys are secretly messaging in G+ behind my back?

 Sad

It was all public  Thmbsup

We just thought you were listening, facing the other way...
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September on: July 12, 2013, 11:01:39 PM
Sucks? Well, it's just the carrot before the horse, me offering advance reading. The glory of the cover image will be obvious in the ebook formats. I sent you a google+ msg, though, in hopes of addressing your concern.

Just looking out for your best K (sorry, didn't mean to offend: it was a gentle sucks)... I'm not too concerned, just thought it could be better (without too much work). I noticed you did it in LibreOffice: your publisher doesn't export to PDF?

...just as long as it's not putting the cart before the carrot  Wink
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September on: July 12, 2013, 10:40:08 PM
That should ease your and 4wd's task.

We're trying (I'm sure K is amazed how trying we are Wink ), but it's just amazing what you miss along the way...

For those unaware, Perry also spent considerable time and effort creating a gorgeous book cover. Can't wait to hear mouser's comment when he sees it

Your PDF version sucks. Do you want me to fix it?
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September on: July 12, 2013, 10:37:44 PM
I had the whole thing wrapped up in chapter 4 with the death of Sethra indirectly through the effects of an overactive vagus nerve.

It's quite disconcerting how I only linked to a medical article in passing that mentioned the vagus nerve and 4wd has ripped it out and wont it let go: it now seems to be at the centre of every eventuality  Grin
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September on: July 12, 2013, 10:18:30 PM
We've locked in Prologue through Chapter 5. Now working on 6 and 7.

In your dreams... it's amazing what you find when you re-read  tongue
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September on: July 05, 2013, 10:34:03 AM
Everyone has edit rights...

I get it now... you were saying that everyone had been set up with edit rights.  d'oh.  I thought you were saying no matter what, everyone had edit rights.  embarassed

Yep... sorry, should have been more explicit.

BTW: Just had a great couple of hours with kyrathaba & 4wd all playing at the same time Thmbsup

Other proofreaders always welcome... just let us know smiley
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September on: July 05, 2013, 07:40:49 AM
Perry, have you set it up on Gdocs, and added us with the appropriate permissions? If so, shoot me a link and I'll start taking a look...

From the email that GDocs sends out you need to use the 'Open in new window' link, not the 'Show preview' link (as that seems to just open in GMail.
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September on: July 05, 2013, 07:36:52 AM
It depends on the settings on the document.  When being added, you have to be given the ability to comment.  It works very well, and versions.

Actually the settings are to allow:
  • Editing
  • Comments
  • Viewing

Everyone has edit rights...
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September on: July 05, 2013, 07:34:19 AM
I've used Gdocs as a group before and it's great fun... everyone editing at the same time in real time...

It may need some persistence to overcome your reluctance?
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September on: July 05, 2013, 12:35:54 AM
What's the consensus for feedback location?

I'm easy, (so I'm told), I'll even make up a completely new Google login just for the occasion.

You're keen for GDoc then?

I've never used it, so I can't say whether I'm keen or not.  But I can't imagine it taking me long to come to grips with it.

PM me your new Google address and I'll send you a link
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