"Everything is deeply intertwingled." (Ted Nelson) When we can't easily understand it. When we can't effectively communicate it. When it seems like mission impossible to get it done quickly (or at all). It's Intertwingularity Slice'n Dice time.
Got nowhere to go and you want to see major cities of the world?
This is the BEST time waster, ever!!!!!!
The first few seconds I got a fuzzy screen but then the picture came on and it might happen again when you change cities - over on the top right you can turn the street noise on, set the speed limit, etc.
This is really neat. 🚗🚖🚙
Because you can't travel, go to this site, and have a look.
You can set the speed of the vehicle, street noise, music and visit the world while still sitting at home.
You can drive in 50 cities around the world and spend as much time in any one of them driving.
Pick the city of your choice from the list in the upper right.
Travel while staying home…. obey the speed limit, and don’t pick up hitchhikers ;-).
Oh what an intertwingled journey to figure that out.
For almost two decades, I've been trying to figure out an easy and budget-friendly way to backup/preserve years of precious family moments all on Hi8 video camera footage.
Although I tried, repeatedly by unsuccessfully, to create DVD backups with a DVD player/recorder, I had to give up on that idea. To me, the results were not all that great, and the process was much too tedious: no joy in it at all, and the thought of in the future backing up each individual DVD depressed me silly.
I then considered the purchase of a powerful enough computer, Windows or Mac, for digitizing the video tapes. It did not take long for me to discard that idea. Despite my whole career thoroughly enjoying creation of business applications for Windows with Gupta Team Developer, I am a Chromebooks-only-at-home kind of fella.
After a several-years-long break from the problem of digitizing my camcorder tapes, I started looking into it again last week. Very haphazardly, I found this very interesting YouTube video:
That's a really informative video, well-worth the time to watch. My take-away from that information:
an inexpensive AV-to-HDMI converter does a really good job converting analog video to digital video output to HDMI
an HDMI video-capture device will take HDMI input and output that video to a computer
At first, knowing it is impossible to install drivers (like software of any kind) for hardware on Chromebooks, I thought this was a dead-end solution. There are stand-alone (i.e. no computer required, save right to SD card) HDMI video-capture devices, but I find them expensive.
Then it occurred to me: an external web cam works fine via my Chromebook's USB port as-is (i.e. no software required), and an HDMI video-capture card is just feeding video to a computer's USB port, so why wouldn't that work?
I wasn't overly optimistic because every product I looked at stated a need for either Windows, or Mac, or Linux. I decided to do some searching and found this one and only very informative video on YouTube: