I was trying to work out what some of those strips are. Did you shoot some of them in a medium format camera ?
The "weird looking stuff" was taken on a Sprocket Rocket - I saw someone here post some pics, and they looked cool. I got one, and then discovered my all-in-one MFP had a really crap scanner. Need to get the V500!
Anyway, I was quite unsure of the winding mechanism on the Sprocket Rocket, and I've been skipping frames as a result. If I'd bothered to do a dev run earlier in the year, I'd have discovered my mistake. You live and learn. (To be discussed in the pub tonight with a friend).
We must be way off topic at this point.
Mr Galway - really C41 is easy at home. I took over the bath for about three hours on Monday night. You see the results. As mentioned on another thread, I use a small windowless cupboard to load the tanks. In the batchroom, I have a Woodies plastic box in the bath with water in it about 40 degress as my buffer and the source of my washing water, and a second one with water about 45 degress, where I keep the chemicals warm. It's no where near tightly controlled, +/- 2 or even 3 degress, and I get away with it. I use a Jessops colour thermometer I've had for a decade or so. Darkroom timer app on my Android phone.
OK I'll stop now