AFTER a bit of a long lie I hit the office and dye a bunch of custom leather luggage tags and keyrings. Four of them need to go in the post tomorrow..the others are personal gifts for folks so not so urgent.
On one of them the airbrush splutters and sends out some small blobs of dye ruining one of the tags…the downside of a cheapo airbrush and compressor. I hastily engrave and cut a replacement and hope the cleaner will be dry quickly so I can dye it ready for sewing later.
I need to digitise an old DVD but the only Macs I have with DVD slots are ancient – an 18-year old Powerbook and and 13-year old iMac. Both still work, but the software to do the work I need to do is outdated and won’t rip the DVD. I try an old USB USB video capture dongle but the drivers are out of date and I can’t find updated ones only. Jeez. I end up copying the DVD source files and spending £40-odd on some software to work its magic. Finally I get there. Got a big bunch of DVDs I wanna archive.
The letter I’m putting together to send the council about various local issues needs a few tweaks…then I print it out and send it to the chief exec…as well as our three local councillors. Not really expecting much of an outcome, but at least it puts the issues on record.
In the studio I drive myself nuts trying to get a new riff worked out – and playable – to go along with some other stuff I’ve been messing with. It’s a fairly simple wee riff but it has an odd syncopated fingerpicking pattern and my fingers are constantly getting tangled up!
Time for a short walk before dinner..then we chill and Margaret sews up some of the luggage tags…