Saturday, June 28, 2008

DS drumming mad Skillz

Rob who joins us at Wimbledon to work with Jay dealing with all the photos editing, processing and sorting out for the wimbledon website is a true gaming guru and keep and amongst other things a Golden Eye N64 Uk champion.
He he is in the garden of our rented house playing a superb import bemania game on his DS. As you know I love rockband, well this is the mini version with drums.

Yes we have to live on this. How glamorous

The food here at the Wimbledon press centre is not great. I am not a pro-food photographer but this is the best thing I have had so far. Not saying a great deal.
Having given up on the 4 types of sandwich, I resorted to yoghurt.
As Jay points out there is also the profiteering immorality of the prices knowing media corps are going to suck up the expense.
So I think that tommorrow (middle sunday day off) I will have to find some real food to eat, but not this
Gave up the fried food for a day which was my oh I give up no more stodge or bacon!

Friday, June 27, 2008


failwhale, originally uploaded by epredator.

I decided to join the failwhale facebook group to honour the out of service picture we get on twitter occassionally.
I did a quick SL sign, but what I want to do is recreate it as a sculpty.
Maybe have an app detect and then rez it in SL when it happens.
Shirts, hats, contact lenses all to do yet too. A side project of course

Thursday, June 26, 2008

When audio goes wrong

We normally have gladiator playing as we drive past the queue into Wimbledon. No reason, its just inspiring as is Wimbledon. It was an in joke for a few days.
Today our commute was adjusted in an amusing way

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Andy as an Avatar @ Wimbledon

Another Crazy Talk special :-) it made us all laugh. Andy is part of the furniture here at Wimbledon

Jay and Johnny

Jay and Johnny, originally uploaded by epredator.

He could be wrong, he could be right. Jay our designer of legend poses with a Mr Lydon nee Rotten in our Wimbledon house before heading to the venue

Jay is making a foray into blogging this year on this site so pop on over and get his perspective on the designer and photo role that he has with IBM @ Wimbledon

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Oi! where's my video gone.

**update 9:20am 25/1/08
Just had it explained to me that IMG had been trawling for copyrighted material and accidently revoked my video. I have had a conversation indicating that we want people to be able to youtube and record their time at Wimbledon and that we they need to be careful in the balance of brand ownership and protection, against the blatant ripping of content. As we engage with a brand we take a little ownership of that brand. Its a hard balance for media rights companies, and there are subtleties and impact way past the obvious. Still its getting sorted and normal service will be resumed. I did also point out I dont want special treatment because I sit in the room next door, this care for public content needs to apply across the board.

*original post for the record
I was a little surprised just now to have got this DMCA removal of a video I just posted to youtube. As I work onsite, I have access to the wimbledon grounds, but where I shot the video is open to the public, and we had a photo session there today for 10 mins.
The new number 2 court is being built and some terracota statues are in place of some of the players. I videoed them and the court and cut a small video becuase it all looked like a Second Life build.

"This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notification by IMG Media claiming that this material is infringing:

Terracotta Warriors at Wimbledon 2008:

Someone being a little heavy handed. So I have filed a rebuke via email. However i suspect some conversations will be needed tommorrow with some "colleagues"

And its posted on eightbar

If it turns out I am wrong in some way then that puts pay to any form of behind the scenes commentary. Could be an honest mistake on their part. Either way grrrrrrr!

Epredator at work

epredator at work, originally uploaded by rickydiver78.

Ricky very kindly took this photo of yours truly at my desk at wimbledon