So its been a little over a month since I mentioned those projects I'm tackling on my "break". Progress so far?

Photos of new baby? Tick. And then some.

ZFS based NAS operational? Tick, and I'm very happy with how smooth it has been working and quiet it is compared to the old server.

DAM book refresher? Think I've read everything critical to adjusting my workflow for the new storage environment, and have tweaked my ImageIngester/Lightroom configs to suit.

Lightroom Laura's DVD review? Over half way through the content and have put the develop sections, in particular, to good use and have some great prints from some challenging photos to retouch. Need to put aside some time to finish and want to have the review out soon.

Lightroom plugin updates? Have made a couple of small updates to TPG Metadata Panels, have a WIP update for TPG LR Backup, and a brand new plugin on the way that I'm looking forward to sharing in a little while.

New photo software? Ive been putting it to good use and will continue to do so.

Unexpected "projects" chewing up time? Illnesses mainly. Not much progress happens on real projects when you feel rubbish. Thank goodness that is mostly over.

Anyway we are all looking forward to the festive season and catching up with friends and family over the next couple of weeks. Hope you all have some time off and spend it with loved ones. Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays everyone!
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