Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Disk Crash! -or- Where's my Monday Minions?
By now, I certainly hope you're wondering where your weekly dose of Minions is. Fact is, I had a major hard-disk crash on my desktop computer late last week. (The main drive is apparently intact, but because I had swap files on the bad drive, there were and are all sorts of spin-off problems that have rendered the machine unreliable.) The bad news it totally ate my directory of Minions cartoons and materials. The good news is, I should have everything backed up. The bad news is I lost all my video source material for "Minions Tonight," "Letters to No. 1" and "Der Governator." My fault for not backing it up, but the file sizes were so huge, I kept putting it off. Too late now. Sigh.
So, I just ordered a new computer from Dell, and it should be here in a week or so. But because I do all my photo-editing work on the desktop and have all my fonts, templates and tools there, it's tricky for me to put together a Minions cartoon on my laptop machine. I DID find time to set up and shoot a new cartoon over the weekend (while I was trying to rebuild my crashed disk and salvage what files I could), I just haven't had time to turn it into a cartoon yet. I'll try to get to it later this week if what's left of my computer will cooperate.
In the mean time, if you're just feeling terrible-bad about this whole thing, you could buy something from our Cafepress Stores. We don't make much on most of our items there, but hey, every little bit helps!