on in, make yourself comfortable and have a virtual cuppa!
So... what's going on hereabouts? Well it's mostly me
playing about with
staking my claim in cyber-space,
and, err.. talking to you! When I first
started the site, over three years ago, I had no idea
what I was going to do with it, and I'm still none the
wiser! It has, however, turned out to be a lot of fun...
Anyway, have a look round perhaps you'll find something
to keep you entertained for a minute or two... oh.. how's
that cuppa? Go aawwn... have a top up and a choccy biccy!
Switching hosts in anticipation of re-vamping the site sometime this year....
Just having a look at doing something with the site again. Been enteratained over the past few months watching assorted videos on youtube and I'm fighting a growning itch to contribute something of my own. The following is something of a tech test really, an avi that I had hanging around... quality is a bit rubbish as it was filmed off a monitor using a camcorder. It's a demo of my own physics engine (long ago rendered redundant by the advent of things like Ageia Physx), running in realtime on an ancient P400. I know it looks horribly misogynistic, I assure you its simply because the model of the girl was handy at the time, nothing sinister! I guess I should now point a camera at my own mug and try and entertain you by pulling faces...
Ouch, that looks painful! Embedded youtuberyness!
Embedded pageflake embedding youtube video - hold on, that's just silly!
2004? i sImply can'T bElieve
First things first
though - many thanks those who sent me the link to "Hey
Hey 16k". If you were alive in the 80's in the UK,
and haven't seen this, or if you weren't and want to see
what you missed, click on the link below (then come back
I hope!) MJ Hibbet and Rob Manuel, should you ever read
this, thanks for a great laugh, song & video. I love
the humour - its all so true! The mention of AA was the
icing on the cake for me!
I only turned my back
for about two minutes, and suddenly its 2004; what happened
to 2003, or 1979 come to that? Suddenly you can hang your
TV on your wall for the cost of only an arm, 'phones double
as camcorders the size of Swan Vestas match boxes, a plethora
of gadgets talk and gibber in English, lasers on keyrings
confuse the cat, there's an ultra violet LED in your secret
message pen, and a branch of Anne Summers right next to
W H Smith and not a red face in sight. Well, it seems like
the future - but how patchy has been our progress! No time
machine, no Martian visitation. And what do we get instead
of anti-gravity? We get connected. Your wallet talks to
your phone,your PC talks to your... er.. other PC, Britain
is bound to Europe via an underwater tunnel that might have
induced Captain Nemo to wax lyrical. "So what if you
missed 2003!" (I hear you shout), it's only just another
year in a long series of them. "But!", I reply,
2003 marked Ant Attack's 20th birthday. I had such plans...
I was going to get out the old Speccy, wrap it up, and give
it to myself for Xmas (again). I was going to write all
about it on this very site, and give away souvenir dessicated
ants to the first 500 people to write in... I was going
to write Ant Attack II, "Return to Antescher",
fully compatible with all portable devices, including the
underutilised "Tamagotchi" lo-res platform, and
give it a Bluetooth interface so you could play it safely
while driving... I
guess these wonders will all have to wait, er, for another
removed "strange thing of the month" which had
been up for almost a year.. shame
a poll to the musicpage!! mmm... the wonders of .net
cor blimey! 2 new messages in the Visitors
Book... plus a new galaxy shaped hit counter
at bottom of this page... (for technically
interested bods it is session aware, so it is counting
vistors rather than just page hits.... been watching it
go up slower than the fastcounter.. plus looks nicer!)
:) Upgraded the site hosting to .net platform, so interactive
stuff now possible...
12/06/2002 A few pics and words from Xcom
2002 - a recent Festival of Extreme Computing!
20/02/2002 Davide Barlotti's Zombie Zombie
MIDI cable re-construction on the music
20/02/2002 Don't miss Steven Knock's
amazing Ant Attack Map Editor and OpenGL
perspective 3D viewer - full story
in the visitors
book ! 10/02/2002 Finally proper hosting for sandywhite.co.uk
- plus graphical makeover & sound !
17/01/2002 Rob Brooks' Zombie Variations
MP3 on the music
and sound effects
click here to switch
sound on and off for the entire site
background music switch at top of each page
This site features a variety of
backround music/ambience and sound FX powered by a nice
little bit of technology called the "Koan" plugin.
All the sounds you hear come with the Koan plugin, the
background 'ambient' and musical pieces are all by Tim
Mark Didymus (Excellent stuff Tim!).
If you do not see the animated Koan
logo at the very bottom of this
page, then you don't have the plugin. Fear not! You
can nip off to www.sseyo.com/downloads
and fetch it for free - don't forget to come back though!
;) In case the background music becomes tiresome,
there is a switch at the top of each page, which leaves
only the spot fx on. This feature uses a cookie to remember
your preferences - so make sure you've got your cookies
switched on. No cookies, no sound! That's not a limitation
of Koan by the way, just this site. If you can't get Koan
for your particular browser, the site should work fine
crashed? Internet Explorer 5.5 with Service Pack 1 does not seem
to like the Koan plugin, and crashes. It seems to work
ok with IE 5.5 SP2, and Koan plugin v8.21. For other browser/platform
compatabilities you can check out the Koan site. The Koan
plugin is also available for the Mac, though I haven't
tested the site on one.
< I simply couldn't wait
for the 80's to make video games...
so I made one out of wood!
You can play
the 1983 Spectrum game "Ant Attack" on the Ant
Attack page >
More interactive molecules
like this one... (if you can't see a molecule below, turn
on your Java Applets!)
speccy glamour shoot
hold your mouse over the picture to identify the