Archive for the ‘computers’ Category

Wee Planets

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

I love these.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gadl/sets/72157594279945875/

Seems to be quite a craze for them on flickr.

Info on how to do it here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/createyourownplanets/

Or here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gadl/sets/72157594279945875/

I am working on one of Llandudno beach at the moment… once I settle on some decent stitching software.I think these would make great record covers!

Cornflex – panoramic photography

Friday, March 20th, 2009

I worked for a while in panoramic photography… at the time using a variety of technologies: specialised cameras, Macromedia Director, iShell, QuickTime VR etc. So it’s nice to see the techniques moving on.

This is very cool:

http://www.cornflex.org/?p=1

and now i see google has adopted something similar for the streetView stuff?

And yes, of course I’ve found my house, looked around for myself (not there) and car (not there either). Haven’t you?

At last – folder sizes in Windows

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

One of my many bugbears when using Windows has been the fact that (unlike Mac OS) folders, when listed, don’t show their size in the size column (in Details view).

But I’ve stumbled over the solution. FolderSize is a neat little add-on for Windows which – quite simply – adds this missing column.

You can get it at sourceforge, with info on using it here.

And what refreshing honesty in the documentation: “So it crashes every once in a while, and slows down your computer.” Sure… but not a huge problem as there’s a control panel where you can switch it on and off as and when you need it.

Oh! And it doesn’t work properly with Vista, apparently.