What's New in 2771 (2018 A. D.)

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January

Kalendis Ianuariis, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, January 1, 2018 A.D.)

Copied text of "The Last Governor of Eden" to a text file, did a bunch of search-and-replace commands, read it through. Added it to "Earthmen and Other Aliens", made minor revisions as I upgraded its HTML and CSS. Also added copyright information and "about" text.

a.d. 4 Nonas Ianuarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, January 2, 2018 A.D.)

Concatenated "Werewolves Are Bunk" into a single text file, eliminated a lot of extra HTML and CSS, did searches and replacements of old HTML/CSS to current standards, copied the whole into its place in the "Earthmen" working file, wrote the copyright entry, read it and made some slight changes.

pridie Nonis Ianuarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, January 4, 2018 A.D.)

Created list of poems and stories in "Earthmen and Other Aliens", with status for each, to track progress for January. Included estimated percentage completed (30%), and current word count (52.346 words). Posted that to "DaKoWriMo". Did the challenge in the post and uploaded that, too.

Realized that the bit I did for the challenge constituted a good starting place for "Boy and the Shinyfaces", and began writing new version from there. Yay!

Nonis Ianuariis, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, January 5, 2018 A.D.)

Paid Frontweb (Marco) $50 for web site in 2018.

a.d. 8 Idus Ianuarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, January 6, 2018 A.D.)

More good writing on "Boy and the Shinyfaces"! "Earthmen" up to 55,672 words by midnight.

a.d. 7 Idus Ianuarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, January 7, 2018 A.D.)

Talked with other writers on DaKoWriMo, read Daily Kos.

a.d. 6 Idus Ianuarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, January 8, 2018 A.D.)

Worked on Time Line for most of the day. Nearly done by midnight. Total "Earthmen" word count at that point, 64,053 words. Heavy rain all day.

a.d. 5 Idus Ianuarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, January 9, 2018 A.D.)

More rain all day today. Worked on "Earthmen" cover and other pictures, did more work on Time Line, worked on Contents page.

a.d. 4 Idus Ianuarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, January 10, 2018 A.D.)

Rain took out the cable! Got it back around 0500. Rain finally stopped around noon.

a.d. 3 Idus Ianuarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, January 11, 2018 A.D.)

Very sick all day. Mostly slept. Posted to DaKoWriMo.

pridie Idus Ianuarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, January 12, 2018 A.D.)

Still sick, but not as bad. Wrote more on DaKoWriMo.

Idus Ianuariis, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, January 13, 2018 A.D.)

Wrote more in "Nessen" beyond the end of the original dream. Added to "Boy and the Shinyfaces".

a.d. 19 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, January 14, 2018 A.D.)

Reviewed Time Line for errors. Had a dream, "Longfjells", which has promise of a story.

a.d. 16 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, January 17, 2018 A.D.)

Wrote some more in "Boy and the Shinyfaces", on and off all day until midnight.

a.d. 15 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, January 18, 2018 A.D.)

Posted more on Daily Kos readers and book lovers forum. Got a lot of writing done on "Boy".

a.d. 14 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, January 19, 2018 A.D.)

Put current version of "The Last Governor of Eden" on web site so strawbale could read it, since she'd expressed an interest. Wrote more in "Boy".

a.d. 13 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, January 20, 2018 A.D.)

Wrote more in "Boy".

Eduardo Ruiz knocked on my door, I paid him what we'd agreed for his painting and the rights thereto, wrote a receipt and had him sign it. Asked him what he called the painting, he thought maybe "El Rio". I thought "Flow" myself, but he's the artist. Showed him the painting William Stocker gave me, that I'm using for The Reborn Princess Caper. Don't know what I'll use "The River" for. Wonder if I can get him to do the artwork for "Akbash!"?

a.d. 12 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, January 21, 2018 A.D.)

Got a lot of good writing done on "Boy".

a.d. 11 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, January 22, 2018 A.D.)

Took a nap from 1830-2100. Had a couple of interesting dreams, but lost them when I woke up. One of them was about draconipedes, but I don't remember the details.

No possible way I can finish Earthmen and Other Aliens in a week, but I might be able to finish "Boy". Extracted a copy of "Boy" and set it up as a separate story, and did some work on it. 15,039 words as of midnight.

a.d. 10 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, January 23, 2018 A.D.)

URSULA K. LE GUIN DEAD AT 88. Can't write today.

a.d. 9 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, January 24, 2018 A.D.)

Still can't write, because of LeGuin's death. Edited and upgraded "Real People", added it to Stories page, uploaded folder and page to web site. Fixed some other stuff, uploaded a host of files to the web site, including finished "Dry Spell", "Real People" again, and "What's New for 2017".

a.d. 8 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, January 25, 2018 A.D.)

Working on Perl program to generate new Poems page automatically. Adding .DAT files to poem folders so the program has the data it needs for each poem or song.

a.d. 7 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, January 26, 2018 A.D.)

Continued to work on poems and .DAT files all day. Wrote a poem for Ursula K. Le Guin.

a.d. 6 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, January 27, 2018 A.D.)

Slept until 0949. Had a couple of unimportant dreams, and then one where I figured out what Nessen is. He's a Story! Whose story? Well, that depends…

Finished creating DAT files for all poems and songs. Removed empty DAT files that made holes in the array of file names. Removed extra blank lines in DAT files that made blank lines in poems.html file. Checked that every link works, fixed the one that was broken. Confirmed that all the other line breaks in the middle of titles could be indented without breaking the link to the poem or song, because they occur in the title text only; and changed the DAT files to match.

Started work on a Perl program to generate a three-column list of items down the columns, instead of across them.

a.d. 5 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, January 28, 2018 A.D.)

Continued to work on second Perl program. Made DAT files for it. Found a simple way to do GSP logo box without tables.

a.d. 4 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, January 29, 2018 A.D.)

Getting poems and songs from The Last-Minute Queen and adding them to the Poems page. If they were already there, put a notice at the bottom saying they also appear in the novel.

Found a way to make the lines of the Poems page line up, using the line-height property.

Deleted all 94 poem/song folders and poem page from web site, uploaded all 100 poem/song folders and replacement poem page.

Replaced pages on web site that displayed logo using TABLE with new ones that used DIV and removed table and td entries from style sheets.

a.d. 3 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, January 30, 2018 A.D.)

Uploaded the personal photos and pages I've done so far. Worked on "Werewolves Are Bunk" all day, revising and improving it.

pridie Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, January 31, 2018 A.D.)

Added "Werewolves Are Bunk" to stories page, and made a few more small changes. Added "Selfless" to poems folder and page. Updated "Seizure", "She Is Day", and "The Shield" to note their appearance in "Werewolves." Uploaded poems.html, all four poems, stories.html, and "Werewolves" folder to web site. Worked on "Time Line of a typical 'Sleep of Reason' Earth."

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