2008 Entries

Flash Fullscreen Fun

April 23rd, 2008

While delving deep into the mysteries of Actionscript 3.0, I came across something that really made me smile. Apparently the Flash Player 9.x allows for FullScreen mode. I must have been living in a cave for the past couple of years. How have I never seen this before?

It’s Earth Day!

April 22nd, 2008

Happy Earth day! Let’s go save the world.

Flash Tutorial: Elastic Object Follower

April 17th, 2008

Finally, a new Flash tutorial. In this article, we’ll explore how to make one object follow another around like a little puppy dog. This tutorial includes both Actionscript 3.0 and Actionscript 2.0 versions. So if you always wanted to make more followers, now you can.

Spring cleaning with Tags

April 12th, 2008

Upgrading the blog has given me a chance to make a few changes around the site. First item needing attention is adding tags to posts.

WordPress 2.5 Upgrade

April 11th, 2008

I’ve taken the plunge and upgraded to WordPress 2.5. Lots of new features, a cleaner interface, enhanced media options. So what do I think of it all? Ya, I’m still a WordPress fanboy at heart.

Blog Performance Analysis

April 3rd, 2008

Measuring and tracking performance is a great way to keep on top of your site. Here is one way to measure the performance of a blog using information you, the blog author, have the ability to control — how frequently it is updated.

OrangeTeam Flex!

March 31st, 2008

This is my first venture into the wild world of Flex. And here are my impressions.

Hopelessly lost in Flash

March 21st, 2008

I really was going to post a new Flash tutorial last night. Unfortunately, I ended up spending hours experimenting with polar coordinate plotting and never got around to the tutorial. All I have to show for myself is this nifty little animation. I hope somebody enjoys it. I certainly enjoyed making it.

Using .htaccess to Redirect to an SSL Connection

March 2nd, 2008

I’ve been doing work for a client needing part of their site to be protected by SSL. All traffic to that section needed to be routed through a secure (https) connection. Unexpectedly I found a solution for ensuring this that was so simple, I had to post it here.

February Resolutions

February 22nd, 2008

More lame excuses about why I haven’t updated the blog lately. As a bonus, I’ve included a few empty promises as well.