I wasted a bunch of time on this, stupidly. I should’ve been writing some stuff I have to hand in on the 2nd, for a class on peer to peer networking, but instead, I modelled where I live in Google Sketchup. Screens of the results are below. It’s not only possible to model the flat I live in, but converting it to show a whole floor or building, and even showing this inside Google Earth is very easy to do. I like it a lot, I shall have to do more of this.
Pictures are clickable, for bigger versions of same. Please link to the article and not to the pictures.
The flat I live in, from the top down
Same, different angle
This is how the apartments fit together
The building, in Google Sketchup, with Google Earth terrain
My home in Google Earth
A couple of times over the recent weeks, traffic has suddenly spiked here on my blog server. I don’t pay for the traffic, so I don’t care that much, but I usually investigate – and most times, it’s random people using a high-quality JPEG I posted of some piano keys as a profile picture. I guess I should feel flattered, but none the less, they always get a rewrite to the copyright overlay I usually use. I hope they’ll get it at some point, or I’ll have to start watermarking all my pictures. 🙁
If you’re reading this, and want to use one of my pictures on your webpage: Write a comment, send me an email, or otherwise, get in touch with me. Don’t just use them without asking. It might end up being expensive.
Argh. So, it’s December 1st, and time for a couple of random holiday links, that might cheer people up to get a bit less depressed.
First of all, Richard’s site has a really great advent calendar, of random fun and games. He posts fun stuff as well in his diary, and the all famous TCMI – Tacky Christmas Music Interface. This year, there’s even a bookmarklet of it, whatever that is. I’m sure it’s smart.
Second, a game I played a bit last year, with some nice music and catchy gameplay. It’s simply called Winterbells, and the goal is to jump up through all these little bells and score points. Simple. Catchy. And when you get good at it, very time-consuming. Want to beat my high-score? Just get to 559,146,770 points.
I’m sure I’ll be back a couple more times through December with random tidbits from the Christmassy part of the net.