Computer Game & Program Reviews 2007
WELCOME to our first computer game and program
report for some time. Over the next few weeks we will review a few computer programs and
games. This time though you can purchase and test the games
for your self.
Computer Product Test:- "Picture This Text"
||Picture This Text
THIS week we
look at a fun
program we have just been sent to try out. This weeks
program turns text or we should say photos into text.
The program makers Metaware Productions
have made this fun program that really sends you back in time, until the age
when your home PC if you had one had a Dot Matrix printer and
printing picture, well...
So we had a quick go
and you can see the results achieved using the program:-
The best result
achived by us was
with the clock face of the Liverbuilding. As you can see
above. Also click
here to see large image of the
It is a simple
program that is fun and very quick to use. As it works
on Windows the program uses BMP photos to make the new images and
out puts in txt format. just remember when you open the txt to
have the format set as you picked in the program to get the same
result. We found word
We had to ask why does this program exist?
"Good question. For those of you who do not remember what computers
were like in the 1980's and 90's, I'll give you a little history.
Back in those days sending pictures with your email was out of the
question. Computers couldn't handle the large picture files. To
compensate, especially in the computer science classes, it was
almost an unspoken competition to see who could come up with the
most creative graphics made from keyboard characters alone. So, not
to be outdone, the chess player competitiveness came out in me and I
decided it would be nice if we could actually recreate an image as
close as possible just from the alphabet on a standard keyboard
using some computer algorithms. The program you we made is an
advanced version of that original effort. It is just a fun program
that will create artistic and entertaining images." Don
Kreuzberg, owner of Metaware Productions.
You can purchases the program
via the demo. Go into help to register it and get the
READ THIS FIRST
|This demo download we have for this program does
have a Windows warning that pops up from time to time over the
installation process, but it does run fine. We have tried it
sever times on our systems and found it to be just a Windows glitch.
(Please read disclaimer
at the end of our advertorial)
Standard Disclaimer... COPYRIGHT:- The program copyright
remains with Metaware Productions. DEMO DOWNLOAD DISCLAIMER:-
Every attempt to keep this program virus and bug free has been made,
but PCBT Photography - Southport Reporter will not accept any
responsibility for damaged or loss of data incurred from the use or
down load of this program. Download at your own risk.
...This is an
Woolton County Primary School & Gateacre Community Comprehensive
Report by Dionne
ARE you a
former pupil or teacher of Woolton County Primary School? 1980 to
1987, or Gateacre Community Comprehensive School between 1987 to
1992 if so we would like to invite you to a reunion at Lee Valley
Millennium Centre on Saturday 19 May 2007 at 3pm to 5pm being family
fun 5pm onwards light entertainment. This event is in memory of
Carolyn Sandland who tragically died of (SUDEP) Sudden Unexpected
death in Epilepsy. Below is some brief information and facts about (SUDEP).
2 women will also be walking the Leeds to Liverpool Canal, the walk
will start on 17 May 2007 and end on 19 May 2007 at the Eldonian
Village Hall, all the money raised from both events will go to
WHAT IS EPILEPSY
Epilepsy, meaning a
tendency to have recurrent seizures, is the most common serious
neurological condition. There are between 1 in 140 and 1 in 200
people in the UK that are being treated for epilepsy. Sudden
Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) is a syndrome where a person
with epilepsy dies suddenly, with no other cause of death revealed,
effects mostly young adults. Death of any nature causes sadness, but
SUDEP is more tragic and harrowing because of its suddenness, often
to people who are in the prime of there life or have not yet begun
Two out of every five people with epilepsy are continuing to have
seizures, which could be given the opportunity to be seizure-free.
Historical neglect and lack of investment in epilepsy services means
many people with epilepsy are deprived of this choice. There are 3
seizure-related deaths a day in the UK. Epilepsy can develop at any
age and 1 in 50 people will develop epilepsy during there life time,
even celebrities such as Elton John, Rik Mayall, Danny Glover, Neil
Young and most recently diagnosed Romeo Beckham.
For more information and support, or if you would like to make a
donation contact Epilepsy Bereaved
Epilepsy Week 20 May 2007 to 26 May 2007.
Drugs Stolen – Cowley Hill, St Helens
Police have issued a warning after a large quantity of drugs were
stolen from a Chemist in St Helens.
At approximately 4.15 am on Monday, 26 March 2007, the chemist on
Cowley Hill Lane, Cowley Hill was broken into and a quantity of
drugs was taken. The drugs are dangerous if taken without medical
supervision and are described as follows:-
30 boxes of 2mg diazepam – 28 tables in each pack (white or yellow
30-40 boxes of 5mg diazepam – 28 tables in each pack (white or
40 boxes of 10mg diazepam – 28 tables in each pack (white or yellow
12 boxes each containing 28 x 5mg tablets of Nitrazpam (large white
30 boxes of Dihydrocodeine – each box contains a blister pack of
small white tablets (30 tablets in each box)
Police are warning that should anyone come across the tablets, to
call police or return them to a police station.
Crimestoppers is an
independent UK wide charity. Calls to
Crimestoppers are free and the phone call will not appear on
your telephone bill.
Theft from Bargain Booze, Rainhill
Police in St. Helens have issued a CCTV image of a man they would
like to speak to regarding a theft from Bargain Booze, Warrington
Road, Rainhill at 8.50 pm on Wednesday, 21 February 2007.
A 24 case of lager
If you have information regarding the theft, contact the CCTV Unit
at St Helens Police Station on 0151 777 6087.
You cal also contact
Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, quoting Reference