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the long night

So it appears we are at the end of another production cycle for another issue of EON. Achingly close to the end in fact, but not there yet, as I’m waiting to get some information out of CCP in order to make sure the cover feature isn’t a six-page cluster of blank pages.

We have one day to go until we miss our print schedule, which doesn’t leave much time to write and design what is supposed to be the centrepiece of the magazine, but I’m hopeful CCP will come good at the very last minute, even if it does mean I’ll have to pull an all-nighter in order to get everything written up. As we all know, CCP are last-minute kinda guys, and a deadline isn’t much of a deadline if it doesn’t involve some last-minute panic and at least one night of both-end candle-burning.

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8 thoughts on “the long night

  1. ouch bro…never fun, as a former pre-press and post-press printing manager, I feel your pain…never a fun place GL and I hope they come through

    ~manasi

    Posted by Manasi | September 16, 2008, 12:15 pm
  2. Yeah, been there so many times on digital courseware development projects. Not fun to be sitting there stressing about whether someone is going to pull their weight as they committed to doing. I don’t miss that kind of negative stress. G’luck!

    Posted by Mynxee | September 16, 2008, 12:46 pm
  3. Who knew the amount of stress that actually goes into making an EON issue!

    Good luck mate and here’s to CCP getting things to you on time!

    Posted by Crazykinux | September 16, 2008, 1:17 pm
  4. Not only didn’t the cavalry arrive, they never left the fort. Not sure they ever intended to. Oh well, I best circle up the wagons and try and survive the long night ahead :)

    Posted by Zapatero | September 16, 2008, 8:42 pm
  5. I know your pain. I used to work in print as well. I’m sure it’ll work out.

    Posted by James Egan | September 16, 2008, 9:07 pm
  6. Actually, apart from the last week, the process of making this EON has been very good. Just a few kinks to sort out for next time – I hope.

    Posted by Zapatero | September 17, 2008, 2:27 am
  7. Cool. I’m looking forward to it.

    Posted by James Egan | September 17, 2008, 5:10 pm
  8. Much respect for all the work that goes into each EON Zap, wanted to let you know we really appreciate it after reading this. Keep it up your a great part of the eve experience.

    /me makes mental note to renew EON Sub.

    Posted by Imperius Blackheart | September 24, 2008, 10:54 pm

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