It’s real. It’s really real. I’m so excited. I’m currently on a flight back to NY from SFO. I’ll get home shortly before midnight, then I’ll be getting up at 5AM to prepare. I have to move a whole bunch of furniture in my basement in time for the electricians to show up at 8AM and start putting in the circuit for my Glowforge. Meanwhile I’ll be trying to work from home catching up on a week out of town, preparing for a transition to a new team next week, working on a presentation for tomorrow, and doing performince reviews. Just slightly busy. And the power will be off for some of that time, so we’ll see how that goes.
At some point UPS will show up. I may have to stop what I’m doing to unpack the box and check for damage. But the real first run experience will have to wait until I’ve got all my work done, the electricians have got all their work done, and I’ve managed to cobble together a temporary workspace for it to sit on. I was expecting to have more time to buy furniture (not that I’m complaining).
Sorry this turned into sort of a brain dump. I’m super excited about this and at the same time I couldn’t possibly have less time available to deal with it. But to get to the point, if you’ve read this far: I will post a link here to the YouTube live stream unboxing and first run. It will probably be early evening US/Eastern time. I’ll do my best to try to answer questions and try things out that people want to see. I think this being a non-beta, non-prerelease, there’s no longer any kind of NDA, let me know if I’m wrong.
I’m probably vastly overestimating how much I’ll be able to get done tomorrow. It’ll probably just be hours of me plugging things in and pottering around with the software, but I’m hoping I’m able to make with the pew-pew as soon as possible.