Archive for October, 2005

BBC TV News

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

On one BBC TV channel tonight we have an hour long program about Hurricane Katrina. They have a few minutes on the news about the earthquake in Pakistan 30,000 dead and 2 million homeless facing weather that will kill more and nothing about the terrible floods in Guatemala where a few thousand people have almost […]

Impressed by the news in the UK.

Monday, October 10th, 2005

When New Orleans was flooded many other TV programmes were taken off air to be replaced by extended news bulletins. Most of the news for 3 weeks was almost entirely about the flood. Only a couple of days after the huge earthquake in Pakistan in which 20,000 or more could have died the media had […]

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 […]