Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Projects v 1.5

The netbook project is more-or-less done; I've upgraded the memory, battery and OS (It's now running Windows 7 Home Premium, which is a little more flexible than the previously installed Starter version). It also has OpenOffice and Adobe Photoshop CS2 (which Adobe were offering free!)

The bag project is taking a little longer, but that's fine - I don't want to rush it.  I've sewn a neoprene liner onto the Moquette, added the sides (also neoprene, from a bunch of tablet sleeves found in a local Pound store (everything priced at £1 or less!), and added one half of the magnetic clasp (the other half will be on the flap cover, which I'm working on now).  I'm still dithering about adding a strap to the thing; the sides are made of two pieces of neoprene stitched to the rest of the bag body, with the top open - originally, I though this would make a couple of useful side pockets, but now I'm wondering if I should get some strap webbing and glue/sew it into the pockets to make a shoulder strap...

In other news, I'm now on ello (@paulbines), having been invited by a friend.  Not sure what to make of it yet - it's only my first day on there.

I'm also working on my next trip - Memorabilia in November.  It's a huge collectors show, held at the Birmingham NEC, and it's usually a great opportunity to meet up with a lot of friends in the Non-Sport trading card community (including Harris Toser from Non-Sport Update magazine!)  A group of us are staying in Solihull for the weekend - watch out Solihull - a big bunch of geeks are heading your way!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Paul,
Was thinking of you and this website, following the death the other week of the incomparable Geraldine McEwan (Lucia), and now Leonard Nimoy. R.I.P.
Have over the years enjoyed the Tilling archives and radio here. There aren't so many aficionados whose interests take in Star Trek, the world of Tilling AND the original Babylon 5 (which I've been re-running over the past month. Remembered too reading that you'd met two sublime favourites, Peter Jurasik and Andreas Katsulas).
A Salute to all three of these superb TV series, their casts and crews. And thanks in adding to their lustre by your thoughts and writings here.
Au reservoir,