Dead in the Water. 😢

My laptop finally destabilised its Wndows 10. The most recent update hosed it up. Uninstalling the update didn’t help. Doing a system restore failed to complete. Suffuce to say that I ended up doing a complete resetting of the laptop. Spent all day with this. I really just need a real PC not a laptop, unless a better laptop would suffice, but I doubt it.

Well. I am rightly screwed. I did a complete reset of the laptop. Now all it does is boot to the HP logo screen, then shuts down and reboots again, and again, and again. It won’t even go into safe mode or into automatic repair mode. It is stuck in an endless rebooting loop. I am completely dead in the water. I cannot do all I need to do on my mobile. My important data are safe on my external drives. But all is useless without a computer. I do not have the disposable income necessary to replace the computer.

Today is over. I will sleep. Maybe I will wake up to $1000 in my PayPal account. 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

But I somehow doubt it. I really don’t know how I will be able to continue my work. Goodnight. 😴😡😴😡😴

First Offical Work Day of August 2021. 😳

Am at source 1828 out of 2874. Hope to be finished with the Grand Bibliography for the Circle of Logres: Encyclopædia Arthuriana by year’s end. We shall see if The Introduction volume will be ready for publication by June 2023. 😁

So, until next month, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎

First Work Day of October 2020. 😁

First work day and first weekly update for October 2020. At source 204 of 2730. Will take me the remainder of the year to reconcile the Grand Bibliography. So, until next Sunday (the 11th), True Believers, Excalibur! 😎

Off Week for September began Yesterday (Saturday). 😁

Currently at source 184 out of 2723. 🙃

The off week of the month started yesterday (Saturday 26 September 2020) and will last through Saturday 3 October 2020. The first work day of October will be Sunday the 4th. So, until then, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎

First Week of New Phase. 😁

Up to source 137 out of 2704 total. This phase to going source by source to reconcile those listed in the Manuscript with the sources referenced in the Grand Bibliography shortcuts folder. There is an additional effort to be sure that physical and/or digital copies of each source exist here locally; not to mention any additional recombination of sources, especially web-based ones. Work days are still Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Next update will be in one week on Sunday 27 September 2020. Until then, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎

First of Many Weekly (Sunday) Updates. 😁

Now that a shifting-of-gears is occurring, it has been decided that these posts shall only occur on Sundays for a while. Reconciling the Bibliography as listed in the Manuscript with the Bibliography that appears in the shortcuts folder for the Grand Bibliography is not something that needs posting four days per week. Currently up to #71 out 2700 sources. Their number is already decreasing. Tomorrow (Monday), as well as Wednesday and Friday, is another work day. So, until the next update on Sunday 20 September 2020, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎

Grand Bibliography is officially “frozen”. 😁

Finished with old emails. The Manuscript is 1395 pages. The Grand Bibliography is “frozen” at 2732 sources. The next phase is the reconciliation of the Bibliography in the Manuscript with the shortcuts folder for the Grand Bibliography. This will include recombination of sources, especially web-based ones. So, the total number of sources will decrease. After that, any missing physical, digital, or “otherwise extracted” source material will be located and added to the shortcut folder. Then topic-area-corresponding shortcuts will be copied to the appropriate subfolders. The Bibliography of Cited Sources and Bibliography for Further Reading will be tentatively determined for the encyclopædia-set volumes. The upcoming days will be spent preparing for these next phases. So the next blog post will occur as an update on my progress by Sunday 13 September 2020. Until then, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎

Almost Ready to Freeze Grand Bibliography. 😳

Back to 10 November 2017 in email. Manuscript is 1395 pages. Grand Bibliography has 2721 sources. Tomorrow (Tuesday) is an off day. So, until Wednesday, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎

First Work Day of the Month. 🙃

Grand Bibliography has 2702 sources. Manuscript is 1393 pages. Tomorrow (Monday) is supposed to be another work day. Until then, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎

Definitely Last Work Day of August. 😶

Slow and Stupid are the words for August. My scheduled first work day for next month is Sunday 6 September 2020. We shall see if that schedule holds true. Tomorrow (Tuesday) is an off day. That off day shall last at least up to and including Saturday 5 September 2020. The Grand Bibliography has 2658 sources. The Manuscript is 1387 pages. So, until September, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎