SITE UPDATE: Still slowly chugging along

We are now in day eight of PNR’s catastrophic system crash, and over the weekend, some slow progress has been made.

I did make the discovery that it was NOT hard drive failure that caused the crash, but a power supply failure. So thankfully most of our stuff is still intact, even if I can’t get to it right now. I’ve got about 50 programs to redownload and reinstall now, since Carbonite’s backup was woefully under-supplied – I really need to keep a much closer eye on this.

Also, the new machine is giving me all kinds of fits, insisting on installing programs on the wrong drive – it keeps wanting to put everything on the solid state drive, which is minuscule compared to the hard drive, and every time I try to load a new program, I have to change a bunch of settings to make it go where I want it to go, and even then, sometimes it does what it’s told and sometimes the computer does whatever the hell it wants…very frustrating…

And of course, there’s no easy way to move the programs from one drive to another. I purchased a program that purported to make this painful process much easier, but for some reason, it’s not seeing anything on the old drive, even though it’s connected exactly the way it’s supposed to. I’m going to be very pissed if this turns out to be a total waste of our funds…I have an inquiry into the software people, so hopefully we’ll get it sorted out, and if we do, hopefully rebuilding stuff will be much easier than it has been.

I’ve reinstalled our main production software, but for some reason, neither program is finding half of the special features they’re supposed to, and I think this is again related to the way this computer is insisting on installing stuff on the solid state drive. It’s so damn frustrating. I’m also running into an issue with OneDrive, which for some reason seems to be mirroring EVERYTHING, even though it’s set to only do what it’s told. So that is causing massive slowdowns on the system as well…

As the week progresses, I expect to bring things back online, starting either tomorrow with Tuesday Digidex or Wednesday with Ring Around The Rosie, plus last week’s Subject:CINEMA, which I discovered over the weekend DID save and which now still needs to be edited and posted, hopefully either tonight or tomorrow. I have yet to check out the sound equipment with the new beastie as well, because see aforementioned problems with the production software…

My biggest problem is that my vacation is now over – I have to go back to work for a few days today, although I am off later this week, using some personal time to continue the rebuild as well as having another medical appointment. Hopefully over the next three evenings, and then over my upcoming five day weekend – I’m off Thursday and Friday, then the weekend and MLK Day holiday – I will finally be able to get things back to resembling some sort of normal chaos around here…

Another update soon…thanks for your patience…:-)

Site update: Still chugging along with the rebuild

Well, in case you missed the earlier post, our old PC completely died last Sunday afternoon. It has now been replaced by a much, MUCH more powerful computer – to aid with audio and video projects, I invested in a nice system normally used for gaming purposes. And man, does it ever purrr along…

Except when it comes to reinstalling the back up…which is taking FOREVER….

Carbonite tells me “a few days” – at this writing, when I’ve had the new box up and running for over 24 hours, we’re only 6% into the rebuild. And I have been advised NOT to install any of the production programs again until the rebuild is complete.

Sooooooo….

We’re gonna be down for another few days when it comes to podcasting. I can access the blog and keep it going, but no audio or video production until things get back to normal, which MIGHT mean we could maybe possibly get a Subject:CINEMA done this weekend, but I’m very doubtful that we’ll be back up in time for it.  SO there won’t be any Three Minute Weekend this weekend (which is OK, and I’ll cover what I missed and put it up when I DO finally get back up, same for Tuesday Digidex this week and probably next week too), but we are right now thinking that the first new show on the new machine will be next Wednesday’s edition of Kim’s wrestling show, Ring Around The Rosie. But if we DO get back up to speed before then, you’ll know it if you follow or subscribe to the blog here and our other sites, which I’m also posting these updates on.

So stay tuned, all, and thanks for your patience. All I can say is thank goodness all this happened when I was scheduled off of work for a week for some downtime. It’s not at all how I planned to spend it, but at least I have the time TO spend it…phew..

Another update coming Saturday…stay tuned!

2019: New year my ASS…

So much for starting off 2019 with a bang…

We have spent the past SIX WEEKS planning our new year’s launch – three brand new shows, a new Patreon structuring, a bunch of new fresh columns…

So of course…disaster hits…

We had JUST wrapped recording on the first new Subject:CINEMA of 2019, our annual preview show…it was fun and hilarious and we knew it was going to be great…

I clicked “save” and the shows supposedly saved…and then…nothing. The screen suddenly went totally black. No noise, no warning, no anything.

Main hard drive failure. TOTAL COMPLETE FAILURE. And I mean failure. There is NOTHING happening inside the box when I turn it on. I can hear it come on, the power supply pumping up, and..the drive lights are black.

Now, thankfully, we had already been planning to get a replacement machine and upgrade our production equipment. And all the files – not  the many programs, but the files – are all backed up in the cloud. Phew!

So now, instead of using this week  while i’m off from work to get things completed and rolling again…I have to spend it getting the new production machine – several weeks before we were ready for it – then repopulating the drive, getting programs reinstalled, etc.

it’s a very frustrating situation, and for some reason, it always happens RIGHT when something HUGE is on the way.

Long story short – i’m not sure what will make it to air later this week. The preview show will be redone next weekend. I may miss Tuesday Digidex this week, but hopefully we’ll be back up and running later in the week.

I’m so sorry guys and gals…how can we ever expect to get anywhere with our Patreon campaign when shit like this happens to us ALL THE TIME?  It just seems like over the past year or so, we just can’t win at ANYTHING…

As Roseanne Roseannadanna used to say, “It’s always SOMETHING…”

See you as soon as we can…and thank goodness for the laptop…

PODCAST: Subject:CINEMA presents Front Row Five And Ten #31 – July 4 2017

Subject:CINEMA presents Front Row Five And Ten #31 –  July 4 2017

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