I’m more or less back after needing to rebuild my machine. Being a certified (or certifiable) geek, this meant a clean install of Ubuntu using the latest release (eye candy pretty, but it’s going to take a LONG to get used to close buttons on the left. At least let us customize that guys!).
The reason for such drastic action is pretty simple: Scrivener for Linux beta. I’ve been looking for a better way to collate all my plot notes for longer works than a collection of obscurely named files of all flavors (including saved chat logs) so that I don’t lose track of things. At first blush it looks like Scrivener is all that and then some – I haven’t had a chance to play much, rebuilding a computer being rather time consuming, but it actually runs on my system now, which is a big improvement.
The day job has settled down from “insane” to merely “very busy”. I may actually recover something vaguely resembling sanity in time for NADWCon – although like any Discworld convention sanity is optional there.
In other news, I still need to book time off for Capclave and Philcon, but I’ve got all the travel, hotel and convention bookings sorted. Scheduling is still up in the air – I’m probably pure fangirl at the Discworld con, but negotiation over program for the other two.