Thank you all for the kind words, and concern over my wife's recent hospitalization. Coming off the hacker conferences in Las Vegas earlier this month and then a week in the hospital followed by a half-week mission trip to Guatemala (of which my wife had to give up her seat and stay behind while I went
), and the cold that I apparently brought back from Guatemala (but thankfully no stomach issues) has all been detrimental to the PMCv1 timeline. Everything is slowly returning to normal but I'm now way behind at both work and home (scouts, mission group, etc) ..., it's absolutely insane.
I was checking my emails today to setup an auction snipe on a DVD series for my kids and found a half-dozen emails from my website's hosting service! Apparently the renewal that I submitted to them earlier in august was only for the domain name renewal, and did not include renewal of the hosting service itself. Whoops!!!! Thankfully they only suspended the account and did not erase everything (but I do have a automatic backup to dropbox that I could have restored from), so as soon as I paid the renewal (and the late fee
), everything is back online.
A phrase my co-worker uses comes to mind this week.. "Nothing is so easy that it can't be made nearly impossible to do."
Seems there is some serious resistance at play to my progress on these fronts.
So, where are we today? I already have over several thousand dollars in material costs alone committed to the PMCv1 boards that are sitting at home. *NO ONE* is more anxious than I am to get these bad boys up and running. I assure you that while delays may continue to occur, this project WILL see completion.
I am grateful for the emails of support and concern for my wife, and of course the continued interest in the PMCv1. I promise that I am working as hard as I can to get it done. All that is left at this point is to figure out an easy way to "self-test" each unit before shipping them out without plugging in every single unit to my TV. (That might wear out my own TV's service connector, and then I'd really be up a creek without a paddle.) As soon as I can self-test each unit, I'm ready to put up the sale page.. Doesn't sound like much, but that phrase from my coworker comes back to mind..
And another phrase we say around the office: "All ya' gotta do is ........"