I believe with these Larry has completed all the minor terminals in the BC Southern Gulf Islands. The big ones (Swartz Bay, Tsawwaasen, Departure Bay, Duke Point) lurk.
Larry’s Gabriola Island Terminal is off the production line…
My development computer wouldn’t boot the other day, and after some poking around I found that the boot drive was dead as a doorknob. A boat anchor (for a small boat). Data is on another drive so is fine, but I hate to put more $ into this ancient computer, first built in 2006 for nearly $5k, upgraded in 2008 for nearly $2k. And everything runs fine on my new Lenovo laptop (i7, 4700HQ, 8Gb SSD, 1TB HDD, 16Gb RAM), but it lacks the large area of my desktop monitors, and the comfort of working at a desk.
So I found this 256Gb SSD (not the fastest of drives, but it’ll do, Donkey) for $110 with free shipping, should arrive next week and teach that old dog new tricks. Bad news is that I need to reinstall Vista on it. Ew.
A site at http://nwaha.org/ has attempted to post comments on my blog. It looks like a Windows support site, but it’s very suspicious, encouraging the user to download “fixes” to Windows problems, which are actually executables. Whois reports the owner as a proxy, so whoever runs it is hiding. There is no contact info on the site. Beware!
Here’s what the site does apparently: scroll down to the post by Jim Young.
So with all the teasers, why hasn’t Larry published his PNW ferry stuff or at least part of it? We’ve stated that it’s hooked into my work on Saltspring, so how is that progressing?
Here’s some background. What Larry and I are doing could better be called “exploring” than development, bouncing around on whim from area to area, adding this here, improving that there. Releasing in increments, given the already complex installation, is a recipe for chaos. So we don’t know how long it will take because we don’t know the scope.
This is being done primarily for fun. And in my case, for various reasons I haven’t been able to give it much attention lately, which is actually part of a greater personal exploration. Hence the lack of updates and screenshots.
So we have no dates for ourselves, let alone anyone else! VictoriaPlus V8 for ORBX PNW has been more popular than expected, so we appreciate the support.
Some more of Larry’s great work.
Here’s the balance of Larry’s current work. He’s also going to include a nifty pilotable Zodiac so you can zip around the terminals. All shots in Prepar3d.