Posted Monday, September 21, 2009 6:43 PM | Contributed by Jeff
Jeff, Mike and Pat review this week's news in the amusement industry.
Link: CoasterBuzz Podcast
Bing's Birds eye view is nice. But im really digging Deep Zoom.
Couple of cool examples are Hard Rock Park Memorabilia
and the Deep Zoom Presidents (where you can drill deep down from portrait to portrait). Ive been experimenting with coaster photos with this application. Its pretty sweet!
Re: Anniversary Party
I would definitely be there if Gonch promises to discuss his views on Q-bot :) Though im not sure im fond of Ohio in the winter. Cold enough in Virginia.
The bit on google maps was pretty entertaining. Well done! :)
Jeff is this the architectural feature you were talking about? Cupola
Yeah, duh. I couldn't think of the word!
DeepZoom is pretty sweet. Have you found the Easter eggs in the Hard Rock collection? Find Paul McCartney's letter, look on the upper left of the envelope. Zoom into the Paramount. Look closely at the marquee. Then the bobble heads.
I have a working prototype to look at roller coaster photos at full resolution. ;)
How come Sandusky in January? Is Castaway Bay the only resort that hasn't been blacklisted for coaster enthusiast meetings? ;)
Besides that, I am down for a winter gathering of sorts.Last edited by Carrie M., Monday, September 21, 2009 10:16 PM
Sweet Jeff.. I never saw that one.. There so many to zoom in on.. Thats the total hotness.
I fully expected you would beat me to the punch on the coaster photos.. Your geek uberness always seems to be a slight step ahead of me.. At least I have a goal to strive for though ;)
January 31 will be the 10th anniversary of the site, so that weekend gets us right there. As for the location, obviously we have a good relationship with Cedar Point, and we can probably get a pretty good group room rate there (and that includes the water park). Since the membership tends to lean a bit Midwest, I think it would make sense.
I just have to say, my kids won't be playing quidditch either. ;)
As a fan of LOTR and Narnia, I had a very good laugh at that segment.
Also, about the convention center at Cedar Point, that isn't the only hidden architectural gem. There's a lot of history that has been glossed over and ignored or left behind at the park that I think would be wonderful to bring bring back. Every time I walk into the ballroom it is bittersweet. I love standing there in the middle of a room with such a great history, especially pertaining to jazz, but its so sad seeing it as an afterthought for the park. I've had several thoughts and dreams about what it would have been like to perform on that stage...grand, to say the least. I've spent way too much time in front of the picture of it in Town Hall.Last edited by maXairMike, Monday, September 21, 2009 11:15 PM
Jeff, you going to fly in from Redmond?
Fly in to where?
Griffin airport apparently.
Louisville and Evansville are the two closest airports. Unless you count Huntingburg's airport. http://www.huntingburgairport.org/
Redmond? Someone moving?
Do I need to resume stalking your blog again Jeff :)
I'm not moving anywhere... yet. I am, however, interviewing in Redmond.
Nice. Assimilation is beginning into the MS Borg.. Best of luck on the interview.
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