An A2-sized rugged Tablet PC in the shower

I have lots of ideas in the shower. Perhaps it’s because I’m just waking up from sleeping on stuff, perhaps it’s because the water cleans impurities out of the air, meaning that my brain gets fed a better quality of oxygen (I’ve seriously heard this theory before). But whatever the reason, I often find myself having ideas when I’m in the shower. The most annoying thing is when that idea is the repeat of a shower that I had a few days earlier. Then I’m kicking myself for not remembering it once the day was underway properly. And that’s where … Continue reading An A2-sized rugged Tablet PC in the shower

Seattle in Virtual Earth 3D (Beta)

Ok, so there aren’t many cities available in Virtual Earth 3D (Beta) yet, but it’s still very cool. I did some moving around Seattle, and quite easily found the standard shot of the Space Needle with the city and Mount Rainier in the background. You can see it at http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=47.618049~-122.346581&style=h&lvl=19&tilt=-17.5733726439434&dir=156.518344228474&alt=251.429188030772 Now, wouldn’t this be even better if it could detect some photos that people had taken of it, and place a Photosynth-style picture on top of this? Keep the street labels and stuff like that, so that you can actually see what’s going on, but use the ‘hybrid’ concept to … Continue reading Seattle in Virtual Earth 3D (Beta)

Not glandular fever

I do have something – although I’m nearly better now. But my blood test showed that my white cell count wasn’t up, so therefore, it wasn’t glandular fever. I had most of the symptoms though, and the doctor said it was some virus similar to the glandular fever one. I’m hoping to be back at work tomorrow, although I might have to ease back in. Working from home might be a better option.

Photosynth – I hope it handles movies

Photosynth is cool. But in the trial version you can't upload your own photos. That's cool though – because at the moment you can get a good feel for what it's going to be like. But it got me thinking – when I went to St Mark's Square in Venice, I didn't take that many photos. I don't really want to take 100 shots, even in an incredible place like that. I appreciate that other people will have taken shots and be letting the Photosynth community share them, but they won't be doing that when it comes to looking around … Continue reading Photosynth – I hope it handles movies