Author Archives: Richard Graham

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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No batteries

Went out to work at Seattle’s Best again today. Except that I couldn’t use the electric socket, so only got 3 hours work done before my battery died. But I had a plan! I brought my music computer along to do some music work. But when I switched that on the batteries also died. Hmmm….

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Argh!

Oh I’m fed up with problems with the web servers!! I’ve spent just about all of this week faffing around with the new web host, rather than getting work done on the DVD, which is now well behind schedule. The new web servers just have so many little problems, it’s ridiculous! I was thinking of…

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Eating Live Octopus!

Today I had a meeting and the food was a little interesting to say the least, basically because everything was alive. They set up a BBQ on the table and brought out a massive platter of crawling, moving live shell fish!! I had never seen anything like it. The jumbo prawns were fighting each other…

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