Zach sat his last exam this week and is now done with school, for which he is very grateful. He has another shoot next week to get a model portfolio done, which he’ll start shopping around once he returns from his schoolie’s.
While not “comp-ready” now he was telling us about how he was often “hangry” when preparing for his comp earlier in the year, but it was worth the effort as he took our 2nd place in his division at his first showing. His family was happy when it was over though so happy Zach could return. 🤣
Making another return to Apple today, but not because I don’t like the product, just because I bought twice the amount that we needed… let me explain…
I wanted the new Apple AirPods Pro… and so we bought a couple of pairs on our business account. When I put the order in they should have delivered on the launch day Thursday… but… business purchases seem to go through another process which delayed my order going through, so by the time my order was finalised much later in the day, the delivery date for the AirPods was pushed out to the 11th November. Well after the Oct 31 date.
So our next plan was to order them through a retail channel and pick them up in store, and cancel our business order before they shipped.
The issue happened when David put the retail order through with pick up in store was the exact same time our business order moved to “preparing for shipment” at which time we could no longer cancel that order… so we had two orders in. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Turns out we picked up our retail pairs on the Thursday, the launch day, and our business order arrived on Friday. So it’s these ones that are going back today. We don’t need two pairs.
And for those who worry about losing them, we’ve had the first version of AirPods since they first came out and neither of us have never lost them.
Oh and I love the new AirPods Pro. The active noise cancelling is amazing for such a small device. I put them in and the world falls away.
Tacos for breakfast… David is having eggs Benedict which look to be cooked to perfection.
We went to The Coventry for breakfast before hitting up Scorptec for David’s new mechanical keyboard.
The tacos were quite spicy, pairing them with chai tea may have been inadvisable. The day was a little dreary.
We followed up South Melbourne with a stop in at Kathryn’s to take a look at her computer, bringing along the box of doughnuts you can see above. She was having issues with some of her Photoshop Plugins since she updated to the new MacOS Catalina.
Kathryn just needed the newer 64-bit versions of her plugins and it was all fixed.
We stopped in at the strawberry farm on the way home.
As a puppet tragic I’ve seen a lot of different times of puppetry in my time, and I’ve known about Dabchick, created by Barnaby Dixon, for a while. But I’ve never really watched his YouTube videos. Having done so now I can say some are pretty funny.
Barnaby’s videos are a great example of a puppeteer who has the ability to make his creature come alive and to have the puppeteer disappear, even though his hand is clearly in the picture.
If you like Dabchick and want to see more about Barnaby’s creative choices, you can also see his video with Adam Savage where they explore some more of Barnaby’s unique puppetry.