April 12th, 2008

marcus 2013

Net Framework crap

Microsoft's Net Framework service pack 2 has just installed itself for the fourth time. I suspect that for some reason it isn't putting up whatever flag tells automatic updates that it has installed. I've now switched off the fully automatic version of automatic updates again - it's only a week or so since I switched it on, because I was fed up with having to manually confirm the download of definitions files for Windows Defender, but it looks like that's a small price to pay for having a little more control over things.

One of the side effects of this was that I couldn't access my Jornada properly through the serial port while it was waiting to install - I have no idea what that's about, it's just bloody annoying.
Tooth and Claw 2

Back cover

Here's a first stab at layout for the Tooth and Claw RPG back cover



Click on image then on larger view to see it at maximum size.

This is basically the front cover illustration and text - I've put on a semi-transparent text box (which I may make more opaque) and overlaid one of frostfox's pictures to which I added a bonnet and placard. There will also be some blurb about the contents which I'll write when I've got them finished.

Preliminary tests show it printing pretty well and the main text is legible at arm's length. But as usual any suggestions for changes gratefully received.