Archive for the 'Todo' Category

Questions about medieval life

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

I recently was lucky enough to spend a day with some professional historians at a course run at the Weald and Downland Museum on the social and economic context and early inhabitants of a few of the Museum’s houses. This was a fascinating day and I learnt a huge amount. It also raised lots of […]

Playtime with 3d and augmented reality

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

Am building quick mockups of open-hall and cruck timber houses and am experimenting with user interfaces navigating through these online. One problem that I’ve found hard to overcome is that they can look pretty good rendered as a short online film, but in Shockwave and the like they do lose a lot of atmosphere. In […]


Thursday, June 16th, 2005

Think we need an index of telesales calls, or some sort of sales annoyance register. Should they wish, people can look there before buying anything and avoid the firms who plague us with unwanted phone calls. Already if firms ring me I avoid buying their product anyway. There are obvious advantages of scale if we […]

Why is it so hard to buy good computers?

Saturday, March 5th, 2005

Obviously building your own is the way to go, but as I have terrible eyesight and no time it seemed sensible to go to a computer manufacturer. They know about hardware so I reasoned this should save me the time picking up information on compatibility. For exactly this reason a friend who builds low spec […]

Play with Open Source CMS

Sunday, October 17th, 2004

Most of my colleagues prefer Mambo to PostNuke probably because the former is far slicker at least visually. Have to say I’ve played with it more and one reason is that I haven’t found a PostNuke template I really like. On the other hand making simple Mambo templates is really easy. Suspect it is not […]

Play with Open Source CMS

Sunday, October 3rd, 2004

Have to build a full-featured content management system. Much easier than building my own is to use one of the many open source CMS tools that are out there already and develop it where needed. I had a look at Mambo and PostNuke. Should you be interested they are live and can be accessed here […]

Sort out Flash keystrokes

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

These work in Flash but eg ctrl + b does not seem to work in IE. That is, it tries to do the IE thing and not the Flash thing.

Work DVD database

Friday, August 27th, 2004

Configured and uploaded the dvd database from for people at work. Needs some tweaking. Also the film entry needs a little work. Otherwise a cool tool. Thanks to the Source forge developers.


Thursday, August 26th, 2004

To do sometime. 1. Fix problem on computers without Havok Xtra bits. 2. Score on skittles knocked over. 3. Make interaction for more than one throw and more than one player.

Update links database

Tuesday, August 17th, 2004

Update links database for Emma C so it is easier to configure


Wednesday, June 16th, 2004

Must play with the excellent Shockwave doodle program here based on a demo by James Newton a leading Director Shockwave guru. I’ve made some changes and will make more soon. Needs to be more child friendly have lots more brushes, a different canvas, larger size and would be good if it saved its scribbles on […]


Tuesday, June 8th, 2004

Made a quick game of Tetris. OK for Tetris fanatics. Invisible mode is ultra hard. To make it really fun I need to tweak the appearance and give it new levels, different speeds and more options. This game is made in Shockwave and some of it is taken out of an excellent book by Gary […]

Fix style sheet

Friday, June 4th, 2004

Note that if the browser text size is on anything other than medium it gets hard to read the links down the right hand side. Almost impossible if the text size is on largest. Before I get around to fixing it if you want to add comments or write articles here but cannot see the […]

Fix chess

Friday, May 28th, 2004

Fix chess game as well

Remember diary

Thursday, May 27th, 2004

Remember diary and integrate in blog, or ust use link? Test user levels too.