Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Road Ahead

It's been a long time coming.
It's taken longer to get the figures than it took to crack the Enigma codes but Bletchley Park has finally secured some lottery funding. I don't want to add any negativity to this wonderful news but in all honesty I'm thinking why did this take so long? The issue of funding has been going on for years. It has taken the extremely hard work of volunteers and campaigners to get things to this stage and this is just the beginning.
There seems to be a ground swell for Bletchley Park at the moment. Let's hope it continues.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Easy Video

I have to admit that I'm softening to video.
Using my iPhone and services like Qik and TwitVid is making life pretty darn easy for the occasional amateur film maker. These days I'm leaning more toward Qik. Not only because it is very quick but it has fantastic integration with YouTube which is my preferred online storage for footage. Twitvid is just as useful and again easily connects with YouTube but the quality doesn't seem to be as good as Qik.
Long gone are my VJ days when working out aspect ratios and codecs made my brain bleed. Sorting that stuff out really put me off video as a medium even though it was my living. These days devices like the iPhone are making Point, Shoot and post not only hastle free but enjoyable too.
I just might start using video more.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Seeing Single

These are the chairs I sometimes sit on at work.
Rather than just show you them I thought I'd present them in glorious 3D. This is one of my better 3D pictures.
Give it a go and let me know what you think.

Monday, September 21, 2009

3D Cacti

This picture takes a while to get used to.
Look straight ahead, your left eye looking at the left picture and your right eye looking at the right picture. When you're doing it correctly you'll see a third picture in the middle which appears to be in 3D. If you can get it to work it looks pretty amazing.
Keep trying. It's worth it.

A World View

This is my lunchtime view today.
It doesn't look like much but this trading estate has got excellent 3g so I can surf the web and keep up with what's going on in the world.
This is a good thing because there's nothing going on here. Apart that is from people going to the batch wagon for their lunch.
I'd like to open a lunch wagon offering advice like "Don't come here on your lunch hour, it's a waste of time."
I wonder how many customers I'd get.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sleep Here

If you drive a truck you can get your head down here.
It's well known among truck drivers and transport authorities that the heavy goods vehicle is well and truly dead. They all know that a HGV is now an LGV.
This means that this sign informs no-one and is therefore useless. That means that if you drive an LGV you can get your sleeping bag out and get the kettle on for tea and Pot Noodle's.
Sometimes I wish I owned my own truck.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

More Is Better

By this blogs title I mean that I should be spending more time here.
As much as I like Twitter it's taken me away from my blog and that's not good. Twitter belongs to everyone but this is my space and neglect of it is a bad thing. I don't want to move away from this blog so I'm coming back to what I know.
I'm also going to start carrying my camera and blog things when I get home.
I think the saying "Use it or lose it. " applies here.