Archive for the 'For me' 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 […]


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.


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 […]