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.
Aberystwyth Webcams Widget (165KB) [update: link dead]
Never written a Yahoo! Widget before, so I’m interested in any feedback you care to leave.
Here’s a giggle – somebody’s found a cleverly crafted Google search string that will reveal the (unprotected) web interfaces of a particular kind of Panasonic web-capable security camera. Just point a web browser at http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=mozclient&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&q=inurl%3A%22ViewerFrame%3FMode%3D%22, then select one of the cameras (you might have to try a few before you get a working one). If you get a motorised one, you can even remotely control it! Here’s some I found earlier:
- Night-time right now; looks like some kind of highway-cam
- Night-time: all black – haven’t tried the motor controls yet (could be looking at a wall)
- Terrifyingly, looks like it’s pointed at a cash machine or wall safe
- Daytime when I checked – a car park: a good place to play with the controls
- Outside a building
- My favourite – some guy’s office!
Update 17th August 2011: fixed broken link to Panasonic website!
[this post was damaged during a server failure on Sunday 11th July 2004, and it has not been possible to recover it]
[this post was partially recovered on 12 October 2018]
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 …