Thursday, 10 September 2009

3D Birmingham in Google Earth

I'm not sure when it happened, but all of a sudden in GE Brum's gone 3D.

Friday, 24 October 2008

V-Chat Cartoon City in VRML

Another V-Chat room, this time the Cartoon City. Click in the image and navigate by dragging the mouse or using the cursor keys. Don't forget to explore below ground (use Alt-drag with Cortona). This may even become a series.

Monday, 20 October 2008

V-Chat Compass in VRML

Remember Microsoft V-Chat? If you do you, and have the Cortona VRML plugin, you should recognise the Compass world below. V-Chat was one of the very first 3D chat clients. It hasn't been available for many years, and even if it were you'd be hard pressed to find a server where it's in use. Out of curiosity I had a peep at the file structure, figured it out and converted to VRML. Click in the image and navigate by dragging the mouse or using the cursor keys.

I did try it with Octaga, but it needs more work before everything functions as it should in that player.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Adobe Redefines Political Correctness

You couldn't make this stuff up! According to Adobe, 'married' is no longer considered to belong to the set 'marital status'. Download the Adobe Media Player, head for Options and then to User Profile. Under Marital Status you will find this:

I haven't quite worked out what 'Previously Committed' means.

Second thoughts, don't bother to download it. Practically everything I've attempted to view feeds me an advert, followed by a black screen with the message 'This video is currently not available in your country'. Guys, here's an idea: now that you know from my profile that I am a committed male from the UK, how about not bothering to offer content that I can't access?