Eugie Foster (eugie) wrote,
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More D*C pix

Still going through periods where I'm working along, and then suddenly overtaken by a bout of exhaustion and must tip over and become dead to the world for an hour or so. It gets harder and harder to recover from Dragon*Con each year. But at least I seem to have avoided the traditional bout of con crud.

More D*C pictures:
From the Masquerade

An amazing "Trinity"!

Dark Spud of the Sith?

Who are these goofy people?

Dinner with my writing group on Sat. From left to right: Theresa, Ann, redherring1955, Jason Sizemore, Me, Nancy, and Lisa. (Picture taken by Scott Hancock)

radjacee and, err, someone's foot at her Masquerade room party with pleroma in the background.

Dean snapped this cake-in-transit shot of me. Cake. Mmmm.

dude_the as deer-in-headlight.

arkhamrefugee: "You better not be taking my picture . . . (Photo by Dean Ansley)

bevlovesbooks and billymack

dude_the and pleroma. The cool perspective on this was totally unplanned.

Kristin and Angelique at fosteronfilm's Film Festival award ceremony.

fosteronfilm with Jack Dann accepting the award for Best in Show, Animated at the Film Festival Award ceremony.

Dean Stockwell and Ken Feinberg (the Chaos Demon in Buffy) presenting Film Festival Awards.

A very grainy shot of Dean Stockwell and fosteronfilm at the awards ceremony. The lighting was pretty dark.

Dean (Ansley) and me winding down on Monday.

Got an email from a company looking for a business analyst in the area. Sent them my resume; they called within an hour, and they're passing my resume up the line to the hiring people. Waiting now to get a call back for a phone interview (did I mention I hate and utterly suck at phone interviews? Ugh) which, if all goes well, will lead to a face-mail interview. We'll see.

I'm a little concerned about my laptop. It refuses to put itself into hibernation mode since I brought it back from D*C. I've checked the power settings and they haven't changed. Hibernation is enabled, and it's supposed to hibernate when I close the lid. But it doesn't, which means I've found myself in some critical battery-low situations when I've opened it up again. No biggie, as I usually use it plugged in anyway, but I suspect this might be the first symptom of battery failure. At least I hope that's the case. Anything else would be more worrisome. Plus I was planning on taking it to the Georgia Big Picture conference, but if I can't trust it to go into power-saving mode, I won't have much use for it when the battery croaks. *grumble* It's still under warranty. I wonder if I should pester the nice people at HP? I hate to send it in for maintenance if it's not broken, and I don't think the battery is included in the warranty, but urg, what if it's an early symptom of something more dire?

Time for another shiny poll:

Does my laptop need maintenance?

Yes! It's about to crash and burn!
Yes, probably. I dunno what's wrong, though.
Maybe. Use the warranty while it's still good.
No. It's the battery.
No. You've done something stupid. Lemme 'splain how to fix it in the comments.


Writing Stuff

Gearing up to start a story for a new anthology of which I cannot say more about. Supah sekrit, and still under wraps project. I'm very much looking forward to this one. It's right up my alley, if I do say so myself. It has a Halloween deadline, which should give me plenty of time. Well, theoretically. If my muse is kind.

Got an email from the slush reader of RoF. Apparently the story I thought had been passed up to Shawna months ago, fell through some slush cracks, and isn't sitting on her desk yet. It will be when this next batch gets passed up, but it's been in manuscript limbo for months. Sigh.
Tags: day job, hardware issues

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