March 5th, 2016

marcus 2013

Mac software update

Went into a charity shop this afternoon and found nine more CD-ROMS for Power PC Mac, all from 2003-2006. They're "Film Education" discs which use trailers, film excerpts, etc. to introduce educational topics - for example, one of them is for The Day After Tomorrow and the study material is about global warming, and possibly a little less crazy than the film itself. Another is for Curse of the Were-Rabbit and has stuff on animation, storyboard design, scene editing, etc.

Although they're basically thinly-disguised advertising, I think I can legitimately describe them as educational software. And since I paid £1 for the lot (10p each, I told them to keep the change) I'm quite pleased.
marcus 2013

William Latham art CDs

While looking through my older CDs I found a couple of fractal art disks by William Latham; The Garden of Unearthly Delights and Organic Art. Unfortunately neither of them runs under Windows 7; I can get them to work after a fashion in a virtual XP machine, but even a virtual machine runs VERY fast by the standards of 20+ year old software, and they really don't work very well.

Has there ever been a more modern version of these disks, or a successor program, that will work properly on a modern 64-bit Windows 7 box? The Wikipedia article on Latham is not very informative, neither is his web site.