I, like many of you, am getting ready for some turkey-inspired gluttony and sloth, but I wanted to send out a quick update.
As I’ve said before, I’ll be updating the blog here regularly until the Boilers are shipped (at least a couple times a week, more often when things pick up) but I’ve also replaced the “Pre-order Status” bar with the “First Run Progress” bar that you see to your right. That way, you can see at a glance how close we are to S[hipping]-day based on some production benchmarks. Just like installation progress bars on your Mac or PC, it may stick at certain stages and shoot up at others, but it will get there.
Right now, we’re at stage two: the spinning shop is working on a sample for me to approve. Not much progress on that is going to be made until after the holiday, but I’m not going to rush it. Once the sample is made to spec, it’s not too hard for the shop to make 100 more just like it. But getting that sample right sure is important. Measure twice, cut once.