Having successfully replaced Tommy's battery in an earlier bout of geekery, I decided it was time to set about making him do something useful. Since he didn't come with a remote, the first step was figuring out how to make him move.
Those who've known me for a while have no doubt heard me talking about a rich media framework a friend and I have been tinkering with for the last few years and the wait is over: I'll be showing off a rough alpha version at DemoCampGuelph.
Computers are what I do. I spend quite a lot of my time dicking around with various things and, as I'm sure is true of almost everyone who happens across my little corner of the internet, over the years I've amassed quite a collection of code.
Many years ago, before there was an internet (at least publically), we had to exchange information by squealing odd sounding noises down phone wires. This data was usually displayed in a text-mode terminal emulator, so needless to say your options as an artist were severely limited.
Speak is an online communication environment which offers multiple concurrent isolated rooms, all of which are capable of real time two way audio, video and text chat. The system also supports pre-recorded audio or video content which can be made available to users in multiple rooms and has an in-depth logging and reporting system.