WOE: Wings Over Ethereal


The computer problems I narrowly avoided some months back have returned, and I don't think they'll be so easy to avoid this time. WOE will have to go on hiatus until I can figure out what the problem is, and solve said problem. Whether that's a few days from now or weeks/months from now, I can't say.

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Reply       Seven Rain, July 11th, 2019, 12:24 am

I thought I was back in action but then I decided it was a good time to try moving on from Windows 7 to Windows 10 after the last update, and the whole process wound up being a lot more taxing and time-consuming than expected.

I'm really not a fan of Windows 10 and the decisions Microsoft makes. My workflow has been messed up by unnecessary and irremovable clutter in Windows Explorer and context menus and the whole thing is just a mess, but it had to happen eventually and I heard that Windows 7 security updates would be ending soon, so I wanted to just get it over with now instead of putting off the inevitable.

I'll surely get used to it over time, but sorry for letting it put off this update. I had so many files needing backed up and moved around, (I wanted a clean install to purge some of the junk I had accumulated over the past 8 or so years so I had to manually restore the stuff I wanted to keep from my backup, which took days in and of itself,) and lots of settings to scramble to recover or re-set in my comic-related programs, as well as reinstalling fonts and all kinds of other bullshit.

At least now things are mostly back to normal and I can try once again to get back on a more frequent comic schedule!


Reply       JoKeR, July 12th, 2019, 5:52 pm

Don't sweat it. Shit happens.
I'll keep Win7 running till the end ...and maybe switch to Linux. Win 10 will never be installed here.
I use it in my work place and it's a piece of poop.

Reply       Seven Rain, July 12th, 2019, 10:07 pm

@JoKeR: Yeah it's been a real chore, that's for sure, but a lot of it has been fixable so far. (The telemetry and privacy stuff is worrisome but a lot of that can be fiddled with and shut off as well.)
I've thought about trying a nice Linux OS someday, I've used Ubuntu to recover files the couple times I fucked something up in Windows several years back, but too many programs and games I enjoy aren't available on Linux so I gotta stick with Windows.
Maybe I could try dividing my life between two computers with different OSes, haha.

Reply       JoKeR, July 13th, 2019, 7:22 am

@Seven Rain: dual-boot is the magic word.
First install Windoh's and then Linux. Linux will take care for the dual boot screen.

I like Mint or Manjaro. And with W.I.N.E you are able to run Windows based stuff.
But right now it has problems with SAI or SAI2

Reply       Seven Rain, July 13th, 2019, 4:32 pm

@JoKeR: Interesting. I'll jot those down for potential future needs, for sure.

Reply       The_Hankerchief, July 15th, 2019, 3:28 am

I've yet to make the swap myself. My laptop is on its last leg, and I'm milking it for all it's worth. Not bad for a laptop I've had for eight years, but the end is nigh.

Then again, my desktop still runs XP.....

Reply       Seven Rain, July 15th, 2019, 9:16 am

@The_Hankerchief: God I miss XP.

Reply       The_Hankerchief, August 5th, 2019, 2:00 am

@Seven Rain: XP: Still the greatest OS I've ever used.

Windows 7 (XP Lite) is a close second.

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