The animated Flash advertisements on some websites can hog an extraordinary amount of your computer’s processing power.
I think Flowplayer is the first decent Flash Video player that you can use on your website completely free of charge. Flash Video Player is also nice, but free only for non-commercial use. One issue I did have with Flowplayer, when I used the basic code for embedding, was that it seemed to ignore the […]
Posts that begin with the word ‘rushes’ contain unedited footage, tests, bloopers and experiments. In this case the footage is pretty much unedited with some captions added. It runs for 9 mins, which may be too long unless you have a particular interest in this subject!
Britain was hit by high winds today and here in the north-west they reached 100 miles per hour. I’ve lived on the 8th floor for more than seven years and have never felt the building shake in the wind the way it did today.
Sadly we lost six more mature trees in the park close to where I live. Some of them forty years old. Four appeared to have gone down like dominos.
In the city centre various streets had been closed off due to falling debris.
Here’s a great idea. The top of the rechargeable AA battery flips to reveal a USB plug. You just plug the battery into a spare USB port on your PC and it charges up. Nothing else needed. I love rechargeable batteries. If you take care of them, they can last for years. I have four […]
MP4 version here (iPod compatible). Click through to my site for Flash video.
I had an eventful five hour walk this afternoon. This is a short extract from a much longer video that I’ll be making about it. I’m laughing about this but, with a calf on the track ahead of me, I wasn’t sure whether angry mum and dad and all their friends might be able to get out the field if they reached the corner before me.
There have been a few cases of walkers being trampled to death by cattle. Especially when there are calves: BBC report.
(Peter says: ‘get back to the city centre!’)
Download the MP4 version here (or click through to the blog page for the Flash version).
Currently I’m in a little village near the England/Scotland border.
At 6am on Friday morning there seemed to be a lot of bird noise outside the window. I looked out and saw a crowd of sparrows and a male great spotted woodpecker (I know that because I looked it up on the RSPB website)
The first woodpecker I’ve seen in real-life. I was rather excited.
The window has that old-fashioned glass, which is why the video is a bit blurred.
Earlier this morning Pete was sitting on the edge of the pool chatting, when he leaned back, overbalanced and fell in. Love the sound as his microphone goes underwater! Pete is great entertainment.