Hi. My name is Adam Saunders and I live in the world of 1's and 0's. This is my tiny contribution the vastness of internet information. It's just an opinion and should you have your own, please comment it!
I was just contemplating some European trips and was doing my usual, using Google Earth to check what's around hotels and city break areas to see if there is anything worthwhile visiting.
Now Google has a new perspective called Google StreetView, which is exactly that. You can actually have a full 360o look from a drivers perspective. It means that you can basically take a drive through a city and see exactly what it might be like before you even ever been there.
So, for instance, here is Times Square in New York..
(you can click and drag around these images to see the 360o view! Or click on the arrows on the road to move back and forth)
Or perhaps a quick look around Paris?
I just think this technology is fantastic. England is being mapped at the moment, so should expect that properly some time next year I believe. However, I'm more interested in seeing more places that people don't tend to get to see, like eastern european countries and the middle east.
Here's a geeky post regarding my poor quadro graphics card being pushed with having to deal with my work machine and its multiple monitors.. all gour of them are pushing the GPU to process 6,305,440 pixels 60 times a second at 32bit colour. That equates to 1.44 GigaBytes of graphics every second.
And it doesn't even have a fan on it to keep it cool.. Well. i've been having a few graphical glitches, but apart from that its surprisingly smooth.
Well, thanks to the new Neetrix platform, I can now add new blog posts even easier than ever! I've even started tweaking with the site and now have my entrance as this blog which Google is liking alot!
I still can't get over the speed of the system baring in mind that I haven't added any of the planned optimisations yet. I'm looking forward to putting them in place once the pressure on the system even starts to register.
So next is the gallery which is still using ngallery at the moment. The new Neetrix gallery is actually easier to use than ngallery. For instance I can upload multiple images and videos at the same time which ngallery has a complex FTP way of trying to accomplish the same task, otherwise you can only put up one photo at a time. This will mean that I can get to put more of my back log of photos up online. Looking forward to getting that done, which means that my entire site will be powered by the new system :-)
Finally, finally, finally.. After spending so much time getting other people's sites on to the new Neetrix platform, I've finally moved over this site too. Same blog, however, new engine, new possibilities.
Whilst I've moved it over, I'll most likely create a new skin for my site as its due one around now. I've been using this look and feel for at least 2-3 years now.
Now I can look foward to the next product! Neetrix is getting a pretty amasing response considering we haven't even got the website content online yet. A lot of clients are eagerly awaiting the new StoreFront applications after already moving to SiteFront. Good early starts like this, indicate a promising future. Exciting times!
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