Monthly Archives: February 2007

Prince Of Wales

9°C, rain, clearing. The Prince of Wales inspired little respect in me a few decades ago. Over the last ten years, he has risen greatly in my esteem. Today he said "Have you got anywhere with McDonald’s, have you tried … Continue reading

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ragdoll

9°C, clear  This video is getting lots of hits on my own website. http://smg.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vidmg.photobucket.com/albums/v628/mdalgleish/Video/ragdoll-manhole-boxes.flv It’s quite old now, made about 18 months ago. It uses ragdoll dynamic simulation that is part of the Havok engine in 3ds max 6. I can’t … Continue reading

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washed out from the front?

9°C, showers, some with rainbows. C=only 33 miles Two things while cycling today. 1/ Passing Catton Hall estate, I was looking towards the river trent. There were two black & white shapes that looked like dead cows on the banks. … Continue reading

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Inherit the world?

10°C, showers So you’re going to inherit the world. We’re trying to be more "green" for the sake of generations to come. Our youngsters are going to inherit the world from us so we’d best hand it over in a … Continue reading

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Path-deform

9°C, cloudy & dry. 3DS Max: Animating caterpillar tracks if far easier than you’d think. This opens the possibility of animating a Kettenrad, a German 1940s motorbike with a pair of caterpillar tracks instead of a rear wheel. Finally, an … Continue reading

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10,000 views

7°C, dull & misty. 68 miles. Blog: statistics claim 10,000 views today. I knew something was wrong with that feature. Since the new look, the count has been impossible to believe. Now it has jumped 9,000 in one day.

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Cold, down to the bone

10°C, wind & sun. c=42 miles. Not today, but Tuesday left me Cold down to the bones. I was probably wearinbg just a slightly less than ideal, but over a long period of time (3 hours cycling) I became deeply … Continue reading

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Music And Lyrics

9°C, clear. Film: we left the cinema trying to remember a film as bad as "Music & lyrics". The Idea was sound, the cast of good heritage- so the ingrediants aren’t against the story. But it was handled as if … Continue reading

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Holiday mode=On.

9°C, showers, some heavy. This & that: posting to Flickr, shopping and trying to get a builder to repair our roof. Why is it so difficult to return a phone call, or give us the quote promised? What else? Mending … Continue reading

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The big melt

9°C, , flooding everywhere. C=71miles Cycling: the snow is all but gone. All the rivers and streams around here are either full of have burst their banks already. Conditions were good for a nice long ride though, the only obstacles … Continue reading

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