This was just too good. I was playing with video codes for real-time streaming of data off my webcam-crane-contraption and decided to try MJPEG. I wasn’t a fan of rewriting code to put it in the proper format, so for now I thought I’d just set a JPEG to refresh frequently.
So I did.
And it worked, moderately well:
Let’s see, so I bought a house, switched to Linux and now am hacking away at this:
Codename: TelePlaymutte. ‘Cause I wanna play games remotely. VOIP, CheckersOIP, DNDOIP, etc.
So, this last Halloween I had some fun with the kiddos that come around asking for candy.
Last year I did something similar, but simpler. This year was a bit more complex.
It seemed simple enough a task for the trick-or-treater: walk in, enjoy the spooky ambiance (and random lasers stabbing thorough the upper level of fog), grab a reward from the yellow glowing pumpkin, and move on to the next house.
Not with me around. (Haha – trick or treak? Trick!) With the help of my sister, we ushered all the, um, victims into the cage (a repurposed dog “kennel”). Once the kids were sure the smiling Goth-dressed-female wasn’t going to bite them, and that everyone was clear of the door, the lights would suddenly drop out. An enormous thunder and lightning strike from directly in front of them would illuminate a monster, arms outstretched and ready to grab them! Before anyone could but turn around, the door to the chain-link cage would swing shut, chains clanking loudly against the metal. You were trapped!
And then . . . we let them go. We didn’t scare the really litl’ ones.
Here’s an AVI movie, I’ll have to get me a flash player setup sometime. The microphone normalises stuff too much so you can’t really hear things.
By the end we had fog, black light, strobes, lasers, subs, amps, a laptop . . . so pretty much an instant rave party afterwards.
Life happens and come and goes around sometimes, I guess. Today half the team I work on, including a co-worker that I had known for quite some time, was laid off. Bam, just like that, I never even saw it coming.
Life is mean sometimes, but what would life be…
MY new keyboard, the one on the bottom, is full-size, complete with weighted (scaled hammer) keys. Very nice to play.