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What's Brandon up to now?
« on: April 12, 2009, 05:56:27 AM »
Since Brandon got to 100% on the revision to The Gathering Storm, I've noticed that his progress bars have stopped moving.  Now I don't expect him to keep working at the pace that he did for that last couple of weeks, but I did hope to see something change.  Does anybody know what Brandon is up to now?

I've got a few guesses.
1)  Taking a short break to recover from the big push to submit The Gathering Storm.
2)  Doing another quick feedback/edit cycle with said book.
3)  Trying to pick up the pieces of things he had to hack up to make a coherent story for TGS and weave them together for AMOL:2.
4) Working on some other project.
5) Some combination of the previous 4.

Anybody in the know want to comment?

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Re: What's Brandon up to now?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009, 05:59:30 AM »
I'm betting he's getting ready for JordonCon this week.
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Re: What's Brandon up to now?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009, 06:52:03 AM »
 Takin' a flipping break, I should hope.

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Re: What's Brandon up to now?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009, 07:04:29 AM »
Brandon is twittering.

Ham & rolls.

Anyway there isn't a progress bar up yet for what Brandon will be working on next. (He mentioned Way of Kings revisions in his Splitting AMOL article and there's a good bet he'll do that next while taking a break from AMOL so he doesn't get burned out.)
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Re: What's Brandon up to now?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2009, 09:02:29 PM »
Whoa! Twittering cool! He's probally taking a break from AMoL. He's probally work hard these last months to get this book done.
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Re: What's Brandon up to now?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2009, 03:15:45 AM »
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# My 18 month old son likes to help Emily do the laundry. He 'helps' by sticking random things in. Including, we just found, Emily's phone.

Aww my daughter has done that to us as well.
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Re: What's Brandon up to now?
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2009, 04:52:02 AM »
The best thing to do when a phone is dead like that is to stick it in the oven at 250 without it's battery for about five minutes and then let it properly cool before you turn it on.  It fixes it most of the time.  (Besides, the phone is already broken, so why not try it.)

My mum fixed her and my little brother's phone that way.  Worked like there had never been a problem.
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Re: What's Brandon up to now?
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2009, 05:30:09 AM »
how would heating up the phone fix it? I mean once the water is in there the damage is done isn't it?
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Re: What's Brandon up to now?
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2009, 05:31:27 AM »
The problem most people have is that they instantly turn their phone on after it gets wet.  If you heat it up/let it dry out COMPLETELY . . . meaning you should take it as apart as you can without taking out screws and letting it dry for a few days, then turn it on, you are less apt to have problems.
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Re: What's Brandon up to now?
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2009, 05:56:59 AM »
using a hair dryer can help.
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Re: What's Brandon up to now?
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2009, 03:00:29 PM »
I never heard of sticking the phone in the oven to dry it off. That's so weird. I just let my electronics dry off.
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Re: What's Brandon up to now?
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2009, 08:42:12 PM »
I think Miyabi's advice is dependent on the assumption that the phone is powered off with it falls in the water.

An oven might bee a bit too much, 200+ degrees is sufficient to cause some silicon chips to superconduct and that would be bad, very bad.  Not to mention that thermal plastics cure at 225 deg.

But a hair dryer can help, as long as it's not too hot for your bare skin.
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Re: What's Brandon up to now?
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2009, 09:16:10 PM »
Yeah that's the problem my phone is usually on 24/7.
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Re: What's Brandon up to now?
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2009, 10:23:49 PM »
In that case yank the batteries immediately after a dunking. Then follow above recipe and pray.
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Re: What's Brandon up to now?
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2009, 11:44:08 PM »
Nice!!!! I agree with Renoard on the oven. A little too much.
Nature's first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.