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Author Topic: Back home and working on next release  (Read 2520 times)

Steve

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Back home and working on next release
« on: October 16, 2015, 01:45:05 am »

I returned home last week, ready to continue working on Anim8or. Unfortunately one of the disks in my development computer hard-crashed the next day, dead, dead, dead. Nothing was recoverable. Not to worry, I have backups of everything important. It still took more than a week to figure out that the disk was really gone, and then get everything up and running, transferring all the licenses to the new configuration, etc.

I should have something interesting posted in a week or so. Big changes coming to Anim8or this fall!

Note: I use Carbonite for backing up my computer. It worked very well. 38 GB of data restored with the click of a button! Thank goodness that I have a Giga-Bit fiber connection at home :)  So if anyone is looking for a good cloud-based backup service, I highly recommend Carbonite. It cost $59/year for unlimited data on 1 PC and runs almost unnoticed in the background. (They should give me a discount for this plug :) )
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Re: Back home and working on next release
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2015, 09:21:20 am »

Not to worry, I have backups of everything important.
funny how many of the world's great computer stories hinge around that sentence, isn't it?  8)
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Re: Back home and working on next release
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2015, 10:07:19 am »

How i wish this sort of thing existed for the human memory.
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Re: Back home and working on next release
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2015, 11:00:40 pm »

How i wish this sort of thing existed for the human memory.

I was just thinkin' the SAME THING!

Oh, wait...

                 What were we talkin' about again?     



Welcome back, Steve!  Glad to hear everything is copacetic...
« Last Edit: October 16, 2015, 11:02:12 pm by RudySchneider »
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Re: Back home and working on next release
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2015, 12:11:28 am »

Good to know you're back Steve, looking forward to the updates :)
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Re: Back home and working on next release
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2015, 11:08:26 pm »

Thank you Steve! Been using Anim8or since 2004 and don't use anything else!

Get Learning Anim8or! < Where I began! :-)
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Re: Back home and working on next release
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2015, 08:28:01 pm »

Thanks, Slugs! Wow, that's a long thread on Anim8or - it has over 1500 replies! 
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Re: Back home and working on next release
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2015, 10:05:58 pm »

Yes! A lot of people over there love your program and have made tons of models with it for their Thief: The Dark Project/Gold/Metal Age game levels! :-)
« Last Edit: October 18, 2015, 10:08:32 pm by Sluggs »
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Re: Back home and working on next release
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2015, 04:21:06 am »

Hey I've been to those forums (can't remember what for though >.> ).
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Re: Back home and working on next release
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2015, 07:53:22 am »

A lot of people over there love your program and have made tons of models with it for their Thief: The Dark Project/Gold/Metal Age game levels! :-)
Yep, somehow Anim8or is way more popular with the Thief community than other software.
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Re: Back home and working on next release
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2015, 09:31:54 am »

Good to hear!
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Re: Back home and working on next release
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2015, 11:56:49 am »

I returned home last week, ready to continue working on Anim8or. Unfortunately one of the disks in my development computer hard-crashed the next day, dead, dead, dead. Nothing was recoverable. Not to worry, I have backups of everything important. It still took more than a week to figure out that the disk was really gone, and then get everything up and running, transferring all the licenses to the new configuration, etc.

I should have something interesting posted in a week or so. Big changes coming to Anim8or this fall!

Note: I use Carbonite for backing up my computer. It worked very well. 38 GB of data restored with the click of a button! Thank goodness that I have a Giga-Bit fiber connection at home :)  So if anyone is looking for a good cloud-based backup service, I highly recommend Carbonite. It cost $59/year for unlimited data on 1 PC and runs almost unnoticed in the background. (They should give me a discount for this plug :) )

October must be the month of Hard drive failures. I bought a brand new one that took a dive. No personal data, but I am having to re-write some of my an8 code for Game Maker. And THAT is annoying, but alas. it could have been worse! :D glad to hear you could get a backup going, though!
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Re: Back home and working on next release
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2015, 06:49:10 am »

glad to hear I'm not the only one I meant to say, I feel your pain.  :P
I'm trying to do a platter swap with a hard drive with some MAJOR important data (my whole life in the past 7 years pretty much)
« Last Edit: October 23, 2015, 06:51:29 am by cooldude234 »
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Re: Back home and working on next release
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2015, 10:30:40 am »

Yup. That's why doing backups frequently is essential, especially when you're working on an important project.

FWIW, Western Digital disks currently come with access to a limited-function version of Acronis. It takes about half an hour to backup 150 GB on my Windows computer, going from an internal SSD to an external 3TB disk.
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