Author Archives: Richard Graham

Stress again…

When stuff works, it works. When it doesn’t it’s a real hassle!! Today I had the duel problems of having my computer getting so hot that it kept crashing every time I did some video editing, then finding yet more problems with the website. Hopefully for everyone watching the site things should be transparent, it’s…

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I think my computer’s melting…

Today was spent fixing up final edits on the parts of the DVD and then rendering them. My computer has now been working solidly for several days now and I think it’s melting! It’s only 1 cm thick but is getting soooo hot. So I had to put a pack on frozen broccoli under it…

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What a relief

For the first time in ages I felt some of the stress go away today!! I’d spent all night finishing off the “What’s your name?” DVD lesson and I think I’ve finished it!!!! Yeah!!!!! Usually when I look at something, if it’s not perfect, I have to go back and change it, even it’s the…

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Still going and Open Source

Spent the day ploughing through more DVD editing. I also had to remix the What’s your name? song which took quite a while to do. It takes a long time to edit DVDs because computers are still too slow. So I often have 5 minutes break where I can’t do any work as the computer’s…

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Left and Right

After a few hours sleep I decided to throw out “Left and Right” and start again from scratch. It has now turned out very different from the live shows, and now has a lot more music and stuff in it. It’s not quite the same Genki English, but it is looking good!

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It’s got to be perfect

I can’t get the Left and Right video to work right. “How are you?” is just about finished, and “What’s your name?” is looking really good, but Left and Right just doesn’t jive. Hmm. After trying lots of different things I gave up (no use working with no motivation) and did some work on the…

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