Wandered out of my office and around the corner to this cache, which has long been on my to-do list, this afternoon. Waved at the new camera!
Note to future visitors: looks like the “lag time” is about 45 seconds, so you’re likely to have to stand around a bit. I’ve attached a picture showing the window where the camera now sits so you can position yourself appropriately. Good luck!
I can’t log a “find” here because I set up the cache, but I wanted to show willing! So here I am, standing in the beginnings of what looks to be a serious rainstorm, capturing a screenshot with my phone. Gulp; should’a brought my coat!
The Oxford Internet Institute webcams are currently offline for an upgrade, so this webcam cache currently can’t be logged. Hopefully they’ll be back up and running soon, but if they’re being replaced with new ones then there’s a possibility that the viewing angle, position/facing or other characteristics might change: cachers take care!
Edit (2018-06-08): I’ve just spoken to the Oxford Internet Institute and they don’t know exactly when their webcams are coming back because they’re dependent upon the completion of some redecoration in the office from which they were based.
There’s a reason that people shouldn’t show me new programming languages and development platforms: I try them out. Even when I’ve got other things I should be doing. Ah well.
And so I’d like to present: the Aberystwyth Webcams Widget[update: link dead], which collates the images of the three Ceredigion Country Council webcams into a little widget that sits on your desktop. It works in both Windows and MacOS X (on MacOS, it integrates quite nicely with any other desktop widgets you’re using), but you do need to install the Yahoo! Widget Engine version 2.0 or above.
We watched three Studio Ghibli flicks – Spirited Away (hadn’t seen this before: really quite impressive, but not quite a Totoro-beater), Tonari no Totoro itself, and Princess Mononoke. Everybody and his dog brought beer, so we all got pleasantly sloshed; the pizza was great, we still have mountains of Pringles (mmm… revision food), and altogether the night was just fab.
Ruth brought her boyfriend: GBH, or TNT, or something like that. I’m pretty sure we called him every three letter acronym under the sun during the course of the evening. He’s now the third Troma Night Partner to be brought along: let’s see if he ever comes back (none of the others – Kit’s …