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Shannon's Journal, Volume 2
09-23-2017, 12:41 PM
Post: #3301
RE: Shannon's Journal, Volume 2
The build environment fix should have required a simple reinstall of a piece of software. This led to having to manually install when standard install failed, and then having a catch 22 condition where the program could not execute because the enhancements were not installed, while the enhancements could only be installed while the program was running, from within the program. So my 10 minute "oh, gosh, don't I feel stupid for even mentioning this on the forum" expected situation has turned into... I need to reinstall the entire operating system.

Which should take 20 minutes. But of course then I spent 2 hours trying to figure out why the computer would not boot the install media, and when I figured it out and corrected it, it still would not boot the install media.

Apparently, the BIOS settings were also screwed, so I reset those and when it booted the install media, I was all set to reinstall the OS without touching the /home partition, and that was only going to take 20 minutes.

HAhahaha, yeah right. Maybe in someone else's life. Because the root partition, where the operating system installed, was displaying as being 9.9 gigabytes when it should have been 50. So now, not only do I need to reinstall the OS, I need to erase the whole disk and start over again from backup. (/home is encrypted.)

So I spent overnight making three backups of /home (thankfully the computer was still able to boot from the corrupted partition table) and now I am wiping and reinstalling the OS. It will require at least 3 hours to restore /home from backup, if nothing else goes wrong.

So I guess what, 2-3 days to fix a 10 minute issue? (IF it actually works - we may have more story to tell in the not too distant future.) Not that bad for what I'm used to from this cycle.

/rant

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09-27-2017, 07:18 PM (This post was last modified: 09-27-2017 07:19 PM by Shannon.)
Post: #3302
RE: Shannon's Journal, Volume 2
I have a change in the situation regarding the custom. Since I cannot do mission critical work right now, my customer has agreed to wait until the cycle is over. This frees me up to work on things, but they cannot be mission critical right now.

This means experimentals, focus-fire subs and the like are now possible.

DMSI is experimental, so I can start working on 3.2. But, before I do that, I am building MLS-B, which removes healing and clearing, and attempts to add a module that prevents reversal resistance. I am just now finishing the development of the first version of that ASS/ART module, and I am going to disable the H&C and begin building it tonight. B is not mission critical because I don't have to do anything but remove something, and I only had to develop one statement.

My life is very chaotic right now. Having a hard time finding time to work because of this. There are a lot of distractions. I'm doing everything I can to juggle everything, but it's a challenge at best. Hoping to be able to finish building MLS-B tomorrow or the next day.

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09-30-2017, 09:43 PM
Post: #3303
RE: Shannon's Journal, Volume 2
Been having a hell of a lot of very challenging days lately. Spending a lot of time seeking stress relief. Emotional roller coaster like crazy. Not entirely sure what is going on, but it's driving me nuts. Bear with me.

I did decide to start working on the statement in DMSI 3.2 that needed adjustment for the sexual performance issue tonight. I have found a working solution, but it's not fully optimized yet. DMSI 3.2 will be getting work piecemeal, but I have started it.

When I am feeling a bit more stable and not so all over the place, I am planning to work on MLS-B. I have to use the models for it, it turns out, and there are four sections of code left that need to be verified as to whether or not to include them.

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10-02-2017, 04:04 AM
Post: #3304
RE: Shannon's Journal, Volume 2
For various reasons, I am too exhausted both mentally and emotionally right now to be here answering questions on the forum. I'm going to try to regenerate my energy etc. as quickly as possible, but things are not exactly going according to plan.

I will try to accomplish what I can with subs in the meantime, but I have to prioritize getting past this exhaustion. I have way too much energy going out in way too many directions at once right now, for things I cannot do much about at the moment.

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The scientist has a question to find an answer for. The pseudo-scientist has an answer to find a question for. ~ "Failure is the path of least persistence." - Chinese Fortune Cookie ~ Logic left. Emotion right. But thinking, straight ahead. ~ Sperate supra omnia in valorem. (The value of trust is above all else.) ~ Meowsomeness!
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10-05-2017, 05:51 AM
Post: #3305
RE: Shannon's Journal, Volume 2
I am slowly recuperating my energy, but it got so bad that I had to shut down contact with almost everyone, including my girlfriend. In the meantime, I am doing what little work and research I can without draining myself. Preparing to work on DMSI 3.2, doing research on a new subliminal I have been wanting to create, and doing a little work here and there on developing Beast 15. Currently, the models, when they are stable, are indicating the same thing they said when I created MLS-A, which is... MLS-B won't work. So unless I can find some way forward as for what to do, MLS-B may not happen.

The research has been fascinating, but leaves me somewhat baffled. I am getting great results from the prototypes of the program, but the results are not in the direction I had been aiming for. This leaves me confused as to what is wrong, what is missing, etc. but I don't have the energy right now to really dig into it. The results are going to be very useful regardless, just for different things than I thought they would be. Later, when I have more energy I will figure out how to achieve the goals of the prototype.

Beast 15 development is going very slowly. B14 is producing astonishing results when I have the chance to test it, but the results, again, are not what I am aiming for. I think I have discovered a major step forward which is being added to B15, but it will take a while to finish script development and build B15 at this rate.

DMSI 3.2 is being prepared for reception of all of the technological advancements and script tweaks I have developed in the other programs I have created since it was last worked on. Once there is enough energy, I will be doing that, and then when I am free to work, I will begin working on 3.2 alongside something else. Hopefully a focusfire sub. Maybe I will try to build Wart & Mole Remover, since it could probably be done as a focusfire sub, and if I can successfully implement the idea I had for doing that, I should be able to make some important programs from the technology that I would be developing for making it work.

One of the areas I have been researching is what I can do to improve the OED sub. That is a program that I will also be working on at some time in the not too distant future. Speaking of that, I believe I have corrected the script that was triggering that for some of you in DMSI 3.1.

I'm spending most of my time trying to recover energy, but this is what's going on right now. Slow and steady, but still trying to do >0% work. More when I have more energy.

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10-11-2017, 08:43 AM
Post: #3306
RE: Shannon's Journal, Volume 2
Each month, I have been trying to stay productive by creating at least a focusfire subliminal for that month. A "focusfire" subliminal is one that has a goal that can be achieved in a minimal number of key statements in the 5.5G skeleton script. Universal Detox, for instance, has one statement that is the key statement, which is modified slightly to create a CORE-A and CORE-B statement. The rest is 5.5G skeleton script.

This month I have been looking for something to build that I could release this month as a focusfire. I came up with wart and mole remover, but that really didn't excite me, so I kept looking. Yesterday, my girlfriend had a panic attack before going to work that was bad enough that it literally made her sick. I realized that I could create an effective subliminal to be an anxiety relief aid in one statement, so I started working on it.

Yesterday and today so far I worked on that one statement. At this point, it is pretty damned complex for a single statement, but it's finished. Now I just have to build the program and upload it.

So before I start working on DMSI 3.2, I will be releasing Anxiety Relief Aid 5.5G. Hopefully I can have that up today, but it should be tomorrow at the latest.

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The scientist has a question to find an answer for. The pseudo-scientist has an answer to find a question for. ~ "Failure is the path of least persistence." - Chinese Fortune Cookie ~ Logic left. Emotion right. But thinking, straight ahead. ~ Sperate supra omnia in valorem. (The value of trust is above all else.) ~ Meowsomeness!
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10-12-2017, 03:04 PM
Post: #3307
RE: Shannon's Journal, Volume 2
One of the experimentals I am testing for preparation for a new type of subliminal I'm working on has a very interesting and unexpected side effect: it consistently causes mood to shift to a specific positive state. So far the initial state of negativity by type, intensity and depth does not seem to matter. The end result always falls into this particular category. Obviously, I need to do a lot more testing, but this is definitely an eye opening result.

Totally unexpected, but I am going to set that aside and see if, at some point in the future, I can make something to help with balancing out negative moods with it.

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10-14-2017, 10:38 AM
Post: #3308
RE: Shannon's Journal, Volume 2
We are back to... I can't work because my computer doesn't work, and no matter what I do, it fails. I just had to reinstall the entire operating system and all software, only to have the most critical piece of software spectacularly fail to install and leave me with no option but - reinstall the entire damned system again, and hope it works.

What fun.

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The scientist has a question to find an answer for. The pseudo-scientist has an answer to find a question for. ~ "Failure is the path of least persistence." - Chinese Fortune Cookie ~ Logic left. Emotion right. But thinking, straight ahead. ~ Sperate supra omnia in valorem. (The value of trust is above all else.) ~ Meowsomeness!
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Today, 08:31 AM
Post: #3309
RE: Shannon's Journal, Volume 2
I'm getting two factions fighting with each other, and both sides are making arguments against the other that I do not have the energy or strength right now to research and understand well enough to make an effective command decision. Given this, and the fact that things are going much faster than I can keep up with, and the fact that under the influence of this cycle affecting me, no matter what I do or do not do it will blow up in my face, my conclusion is as follows.

I am going to make the command decision to turn this situation over to the only person who has an equal stake in this company, Andrew. Then, I am going to fall back and try to recuperate as best I can, and as possible I will do R&D and develop new subs. I am still working on the anxiety relief aid, which should have been done days ago. This infighting on the forum has caused me no end of trouble, and I am caught in a perpetual catch-22 with it: it stresses me out to not know how to proceed wisely, and to know that no matter what I do, it will blow up in my face. That stress drains me. That draining means I don't have the energy to determine what to do or how to proceed wisely. It is a vicious cycle of it's own, and I cannot get out of it while I am still trying to be management. So for the time being, I am stepping back to a role as R&D and subliminals creation only. Hopefully that will result in something being accomplished.

To those of you who disagree with whatever Andrew does, and feel that I deserve blame for it - there is no better decision or choice I can make. I am getting worse and worse because of this fighting, and me burning out or self destructing over an impossible situation is the last thing we need. So for the sake of my health and ability to continue in the capacity I need to in the future, and for the sake of IML, I am making this choice. I will return to active forum duty when that is possible. Until then, be at peace and I wish you all well.

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