Wednesday, 26 November 2008


I love webcams, they are one of the real joys of the web and Naughton uses a description of an early webcam - showing the Golden Gate Bridge - as an example of what the Internet means. This opportunity to do something which wouldn't otherwise be possible, i.e. whenever you, as the "viewer", chose to you can look at something somewhere across the world. You don't need to wait for an editor and film crew to be there - the feed is simply available to us.

Anyway - here is a webcam in Ottobeuren in Bavaria. The wonderful thing is that it updates frequently enough to watch people walk across the square - as I write this a couple of people are having a snowball fight! Thanks to George for sending this - it's one of his local towns.

Monday, 24 November 2008

For the LCC posse

Just done this quickly to show what Xtranormal can do

Friday, 21 November 2008

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Lest we forget

At eight o'clock every evening a team of buglers play "The Last Post". It is played as part of a ceremony at The Menin Gate memorial in Ypres, Belgium. They've done this since 1928 with a short break during the German occupation from 1940 to 1944. On the evening that Polish troops liberated the town the ceremony was restarted to the sound of heavy fighting still going on in parts of the town. An incredibly moving way to remember the men and women killed during the Great War, the war to end all wars.