Send a live postcard from Dublin
My thanks once again for this idea to my pal Richard Langois from Detroit, USA and to the good people at World-Link House. The idea is simple and lots of fun! INSTRUCTIONS:
- Open this web page [www.nci.ie/ispy] - there are live views from a Dublin street. Copy the url to your mailing programme ready to be sent.
- Tell your friends/relatives that you intend to be at these cameras at a certain day and time. Don't forget to allow for local time (which is GMT= 0 hours) and try to aim for daylight hours. If you forget, you can always go into World-Link House (see map on next page) and give them a quick phone call.
- Make sure your viewers don't call out air-sea rescue if you don't appear
Mad things to do in front of the camera
(remember the image updates every 15 seconds or so):
- Spell out your family surname initial using your body shape
- Act out the scene from 'Singing in the rain' if it's raining (good probability of that)
- Drop into World-Link House and say "Hi" to the staff. Mention this site - it won't make the phone calls any cheaper though!
- Keep various pals out of camera view and swap them every 15-20 seconds, keeping someone static all the time. This gives the impression of a 'flick-book' movie!
- People from Ohio might want to spell out O-H-I-0 with their arms, suggests Pat Kreager. It's an Ohio State University thing. Family and friends in Ohio will love it!
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