I took a look at my stylus today and noticed that the nib on it was about 1/8 inch long poking out from the tip. To make matters works, my tablet overlay sheet is like 5 years old now and pretty worn around the middle. LOL...on top of that, the stylus itself was dropped on a concrete floor about 5 years ago and has been repaired with epoxy ever since. But... I noticed a little squirrel put some money in my tree today ^^ and decided to finally repair things. Ordered a new Intuos2 stylus from amazon along with some Johnny's Great Caesar Garlic Spread & Seasoning (because it's the shizz yo!). Should be here in 2-5 days.
Only problem left now is to replace my overlay sheet, which appears impossible because I can't find it for sale anywhere. So I thought about getting something like this: http://www.mybinding.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/6791/10mil-Cryst... Keep in mind that Wacom charges $15 for 1 overlay sheet. Here you'd get 100 for $5 dollars more ^_^ I'm not too sure on the thicknesses though. Is 10mil way too much? They also offer 5,7, and even 20mil. I hope it's refering to millimeters and not some weird industry standard thing. Wacom also offers a 6x8 overlay sheet for the intuos3, but I've heard a lot of mixed things about it such as they only sell the rough kind now 0_0 As for nibs, I still cringe at blowing $10 bucks on such tiny pieces of plastic. Instead, I'm gonna try plastic tooth picks and see if i can't smooth it out.
In other news, Art Hawk works great with IB,FA, and DA now (no, I'm not done with it yet and haven't updated the link where you download, no worries though, I'll make an announcement when it happens), and I have a feature where it gets any user's watch list and adds it to your own list inside ArtHawk. I'm also attempting to add a pause feature, but with autohotkey (the programming language work in)...this isn't proving very successful yet.
So I'll go out (for once) tomorrow and hunt for something suitable as an overlay surface and look around for plastic toothpicks ^^ I'm such a penny pincher. I hate spending over $20 if it seems unjustified and silly.