I started this Peach Bowl a couple weeks ago (today is November 29, 2015). I roughed it out, and settled on the shape I wanted. Then, yesterday, I began ruminating over the cracks. I did my ruminating in front of the video camera. If I can get my video editing program to stop clowning around, I may share the video with you. In case anyone can help, here’s a brief explanation of the tomfoolery in the program:
The program: Windows Movie Maker.
I combined a group of short clips into an eighteen-and-a-half minute presintatin’ of the ruminatin’.
I loaded the combined video into MM, and began adding pithy captions.
About five minutes in, the program started making faces at me and I determined that I’d better save it, incomplete, and return after a computer restart.
Once rebooted, I decided that, before going on, I would check my fan mail. I opened my browser (Chrome), and found, to my dismay, that my browser wasn’t responding to my keyboard. I tried an incognito window. Still, nothing. Just sat there, looking at me with its mouth hanging open.
I opened IE. It worked fine, though I’m decidedly unfond of IE. I typed in the search bar, “My laptop’s keyboard isn’t working in Chrome.” I then sifted through many, many Q&As that came up (evidently, I’m not the only one). Answers included everything from using an incognito window (tried that – it didn’t work) to doing something called a “clean reboot,” to messing around with msconfig stuff. That’s too much, said the Voice in my head.
I closed everything down, and enacted another routine restart, after which my computer’s keyboard came to speaking terms, once again with Chrome.
Later (much later – my head hurt, and it was dinner time), I opened Movie Maker and loaded the incomplete video. This is where I noticed that, oddly, the pithy captions were there, but not where I left them. They were out-of-joint. This must be fixed.
So, fix it.
The program locked up, so I closed it, re-opened it, and went to reload the video. This time, though the program opened quite well, when I loaded the video, some evil Thing, as yet unknown to me, caused my computer to restart. This happened repeatedly. I gave up, and found something else to do.
This morning, I woke up with the thought that I would leave the cracks unaddressed (leave them alone, in all their glory). So I began sanding and Micromeshing. Then I took pictures, in the sunshine, the Thing still in the chuck, sitting on a Peach log, and went about the business of sharing those photos with you, for what they’re worth. I’m not done with the inside, and I haven’t gone beyond the polishing of the outside.
I now present you with the photos, arranged in four montages.