Home Close Hole - The Movie
This is a new departure, but hopefully video gives a better idea of what is happening at the dig than a heap of words. However, I am not a fan of Face-Tube and all such-like modern fripperies and prefer that all files should be locally hosted and we should rely on Open Source software to display them rather than proprietry plug-ins.
Unfortunately, a die-hard 38% of those who view this site insist on using IE8 (Mike Weadon, the Luddite, for one). Unfortunately again, IE8 cannot copy with modern <video> tags and so principles have had to be abandoned (t'was ever thus) and I have resorted to using Flash to display the video in IE8.
The video was created by Chris Batstone, (Mendip's answer to Ingmar Bergman), and it shows extracts from the digging session at Home Close Hole on 30th April 2011. It is notable for showing the hangups that occurred as we got used to the traversing system for the digging bucket and also the magical way that the rim inside the bucket hindered its emptying. (The rim has now been ground off).
Apparently, Ingmar Batstone is now working on a Director's Cut - coming soon?
Warning: There is about a four second pause before the video starts. This is entirely Batstone's fault. Actually this may well be unfair, but what is written down becomes the truth, so hard luck. Anyway it serves him right for mis-spelling my surname!.
Created: Wed May 11 16:24:30 2011