Ok, I’m back from a 2 week business trip to the far side of the world which occurred only days after Fanfest wrapped up. So now I have 2 weeks of work on EveHQ to catch up on, as well as your mails, requests and bug reports. I will get to them all in due time, but I am getting back into the swing of things as I shake this massive jet lag off so your patience is appreciated.
Just a quick note to say I’ll be at Fanfest this year. So if you want to talk about EveHQ, have an idea for a new feature, want to give feedback (both positive and negative) or just want to say “Hello”, please feel free to. I’ll be wandering about but, the easiest way to find me to either check the twitter feed (@EveHQToolkit…I will actually use twitter), or message me on twitter, or snag one of the Gentlemen’s Agreement (GENTS) members and ask them to point me out (they’ll have black shirts with the white Gent’s logo on it).
I look forward to meeting anyone there!
When things seem quiet, RL likes to step it up a notch. So I haven’t had much time this week to work on bug investigations or the developer’s guide and coding standards documents, which I really need to get posted.
However with all the RL stuff going on with work and home, I will be at Eve Vegas next week. I would really like to meet anyone using the software and hear your feedback about it, so please feel free to find me and introduce yourself.
Our recent spell of hot weather in parts of the UK has brought out the thunderflies (or thrips) in their thousands. You only had to walk outside a couple of metres in a bright shirt and it would suddenly be attacked by a swarm. While I don’t really mind them on my clothes, I’m not overly impressed with them searching out the bright light of my relatively new 23″ LCD monitor and finding a way to crawl underneath the glass.
Then just die in the main viewing area and refuse to drop.
At the moment, I have four of these stuck in my monitor (two of them highlighted in the image) and each one is about the equivalent of five stuck pixels. A small comfort is that they are hardly noticeable in games with dark colours (such as Eve) but it bugs me that I know they are there and I’ll be looking for them whenever playing.
It appears that this incident won’t be covered under the manufacturers warranty either as it is regarded as an “Act of God”. I’m very reluctant to fork out more cash for a new monitor when there is still chance of more hot weather this summer, so I guess I have to hope that they eventually un-weld themselves from whatever they managed to die on in the first place.