ebonlock: (Awesome Avon)
Had a great first day at the new job, met a bunch of new people (most of whose names I actually remember) and quite enjoyed the work. It's steady but intriguing, kind of like doing mini word puzzles all day long, and it's non-stop which is lovely. I never feel at loose ends, I always have something to do. *bliss*

Also my desk doesn't even have a phone. I have no phone, no extension, I will never be expected to talk to anybody outside the company from what I can tell. Again I say...*bliss*

After my last job I almost feel like I'm slacking off at this one. I mean the work load isn't even close. It's almost so stress free I'm finding it hard to comprehend.

Lots of nice people, even if I am the only female in my entire department :) Had some very pleasant conversations and the boss is taking us out for lunch tomorrow. So far I'm quite enjoying myself and actually looking forward to going into work.
ebonlock: (One of those days)
Today's my last day at the office and I must admit I'm feeling a bit numb. Monday's going to be profoundly weird, as is all of next week really. I'm thinking I'll create a schedule for myself of things to do so I don't end up sitting on the couch staring at the tv all day. I still want to go hiking, I've got some serious chores piling up that need seeing to, and of course job hunting to do.

On the bright side I just got contacted out of the blue by someone regarding a contract gig that might be worth pursuing. In the short-term it's a better option than nothing and would give me a little breathing space when it comes to the bills. We'll see if it pans out. But hey, at least it's something.

A big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] cyranocyrano and [livejournal.com profile] tersa for coming over to keep me company last night. It was nice not being on my own after a somewhat emotional day and it gave me the excuse I've been craving for watching "Eastern Promises". I liked it a lot, even if a good deal of it was a little more obvious than I'd have preferred. Frankly it would've been worthwhile to me just for the naked fight scene in the steam room. More of that please!
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Somebody please tell me that the last thing I need right now is to get hooked on another game. Seriously, assure me that I should really finish Zenerchi before I throw myself into Tranquility. I get the feeling that looming unemployment + new game = doom.

Speaking of which, still no interest from any of the jobs I've applied to but I'm doing my best to remain optimistic.

And the final issue I'll get to post of the Paranormals is now available in our brand new comic viewer, go check out Disappearing Act and let me know what you think!
ebonlock: (Preston)
Working from home today to give my back a break and I've been rather stunningly productive. It's really amazing how much I can get done from the comfort of my own couch. All signed a new lease at my current location so I'll be here at least through May. After that I'll figure out if I want to stay here or try to find someplace a little further north and closer to the office.

Of course that is assuming I still have a job.

But on a happier note, the second part of "Offline", issue 11 of the Paranormals is up so please go read! It is the Preston in jammies issue, which makes me profoundly happy. So cute!

Also we've got our Comic Gallery up which allows users to create their comics using our Create Your Own Comic Book features and the entries are trickling in. I have a fantastic Paranormals dance party one from [livejournal.com profile] cyranocyrano that will be going up on our weekly Thursday morning updates. But I should like to receive more, many more. So I put it to you, my friends, to go to our site, use one of the comic creators and send me an entertaining story. Or just play around with the art and create me something pretty. I'll post links to all the winners as soon as they go up on the site :)
ebonlock: (Avon)
Well the first day at the new office wasn't too horrible though it feels rather like working in a fishbowl. I got my stuff unpacked well before anyone else and then got to work in the kitchen. We needed certain essentials and I managed to find all of them as well as discovering that we have a metric assload of decaf green tea. I mean seriously, there's no way the entire office full of people drinking nothing but decaf green tea could make it through our supply in months.

At any rate traffic wasn't too dreadful and I'm hoping to find some alternate routes just in case one is filled with accidents and people looking at accidents (the bane of my existence). The building itself is kinda skeevy, unlike our last building which was like working at the Ritz by comparison. We've also discovered that the windows act like solar panels sucking in every bit of heat and radiating it about a foot into the space turning it into an oven. I imagine that'll come in quite handy in the winter.

Came home to find the season two boxed set of Avatar waiting for me. Tomorrow there will be special features...oh yes, there will be special features.

The weekend was quite nice, including a return to Alyne's dance class which was sheer bliss. I'd been a little scared of returning to the intermediate class as it's been about 2 years since I really danced at all. I wasn't sure if I'd remember even the most basic steps and was even more freaked when Alyne told us she was teaching a choreography and we were expected to just follow along. Ok freaked is not the right word, petrified is more like it. The steps were familiar but the speed of the whole thing was daunting. Still, of the 4 of us who'd never even seen the choreography before I think I held my own pretty well, surprisingly well in fact.

The best part was just dancing with Alyne again, it was glorious. Like coming home again, both T- and I agreed. We stayed a little longer after class to chat and it felt just wonderful. Afterwards I zoomed home and changed so I could run up to RWC and see my beloved [livejournal.com profile] elo_sf for some catching up, Metroid and Damages. I liked the latter, but don't think I'd watch the series regularly, there's just nobody in the series who really interests me and the whole thing lacks subtlety. I've gotten entirely too spoiled by British tv.

After that zoomed home so [livejournal.com profile] moonlightnrain could make me a very yummy dinner and we watched more Blake's 7. I think she's developed a bit of a crush on Vila and I know she's walking the long, dark path of Avon fan-girldom. Then [livejournal.com profile] aelfsciene joined the fun and we all chatted and caught up. In short a rather perfect Saturday. Sunday was full of errands and chores but in a good way, though attempting to get to the Art and Wine festival in downtown MV was a huge mistake. Those are the kinds of events that make the notion of becoming a hermit highly appealing. The crowd was truly crazy-making.
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The first part of Issue 3 of the Paranormals goes live on Thursday, don't forget to check it out!



In other news the last episode of the Dresden Files was actually kind of ok, bordering on mildly good. Perhaps there's some hope for the series after all. Will try to catch the latest ep of BSG tonight 'cause if I don't I won't get to watch it until Friday.

And I found another of my favorite XFiles fanfics, "Spooked", last night and am currently engaged in one that rewrites the season six premiere in a far better and more thoughtful way than the original writers handled it. I just wish they'd filmed this fic rather than what we got, but c'est la vie.

Still need an XFile icon...
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Er, well I didn't get a whole lot of response to this yesterday so I'll try again today in the hopes that those who missed it then will catch it on the repeat:


So today's the big day, we go live and public with our beta site and hope the entire thing doesn't collapse under us. I'm not saying it will, but I do acknowledge that it's a possibility. Right now, though, our big hope is to start building traffic, and we need to build it pretty darn quickly. If you check out the site and like what you see please post a link or two to your journal and encourage some others to visit as well. We're basically doing this all at grassroots level so anything anyone can do to help spread the word would be greatly appreciated.

Come see the beta site!

Read my comic, The Paranormals!

Play my game, Arcanom!

Feedback on what you like/don't like, technical problems you encountered, etc., is highly encouraged. I really recommend you check it out on IE or Safari as Mozilla seems to have some plug-in issues


ADDENDUM: To everyone who did try it out yesterday and had technical issues, reported them, and helped us bug fix, thank you so very much. The engineers claim they tracked down the issue and we should see the fix on Thursday. In the meantime if you run into the dreaded 500 Status Error, dump your cache, close your browser and go back in, then, like magic, it will be fixed until it happens again.

ADDENDUM II: It would mean so much to me to hear your opinions on the projects I've produced, this is my first time as a producer and I'm feeling a bit...vulnerable just now. Please don't make me resort to begging, it really wouldn't be pretty.

ADDENDUM III: You can find more stuff like art, icons, wallpapers, etc., here.

ebonlock: (Smiling Starbuck)
So today's the big day, we go live and public with our beta site and hope the entire thing doesn't collapse under us. I'm not saying it will, but I do acknowledge that it's a possibility. Right now, though, our big hope is to start building traffic, and we need to build it pretty darn quickly. If you check out the site and like what you see please post a link or two to your journal and encourage some others to visit as well. We're basically doing this all at grassroots level so anything anyone can do to help spread the word would be greatly appreciated.

Come see the beta site!

Read my comic, The Paranormals!

Play my game, Arcanom!

Feedback on what you like/don't like, technical problems you encountered, etc., is highly encouraged. I really recommend you check it out on IE or Safari as Mozilla seems to have some plug-in issues that make it a little unstable...ok, a lot unstable.

PR

Jun. 1st, 2006 02:02 pm
ebonlock: (hobbit kid)
Before I toss this out on Craigslist I thought I'd run it by my friends list and see if anybody might be interested. We're really looking for someone in the Bay Area preferably, who would be available for meetings and "face time". Contact email's at the bottom of the listing, and I'm afraid I don't know anything about compensation at this point. Any other questions I will do my best to answer.

One thing I will emphasize, we're flexible on most points but the team player thing is essential. If you know of anyone who'd be interested point 'em here or forward the details on, thanks!

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