Archive for December, 2006

Track Santa

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

You can track Santa’s journey around the globe using NORAD’s radar systems here

Stellar axis

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

This is a picture of a rather festive art installation in Antartica. You can follow its progress here

Christmas jumpers & elves

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

Here is Mrs Aldous modelling a typical Christmas jumper – you can design your own jumper here Mr Collins seems to prefer an elf outfit. Click here for animation.

Line Rider – beta 2

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

There is a new official version of Line Rider with line and eraser tools, acceleration and scenery lines, and a flag tool that lets you save current position and speed of the rider while designing your game. link

Santa’s wardrobe

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

In Victorian times, Santa seems to have had a wider range of coloured hats and cloaks. Here is a blue Santa. For other colours click here.

The Insects’ Christmas

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

Here is a stop-motion animation made by Ladislaw Starewicz in 1913.

A Christmas Carol

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

After our performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the end of term (video clips here) – you might like to listen to another version of the story. This sample is from a performance by Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre on the radio in 1938. [audio mp3="" autoplay="off" loop="off" preload="on" controls="on" flash_fallback="on"] You can download the entire [...]

December’s cylinder recording

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

‘The Night before Christmas’ read by Harry E. Humphreys in 1914. [audio mp3="" ogg="audio.ogg" wav="audio.wav" autoplay="off" loop="on" preload="on" controls="on" flash_fallback="on"] For a jukebox full of cylinder music click here

Extreme Christmas lights

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

Putting up your Christmas lights? Why not synchronise them with some music?