2009 Entries

SwfObj Version 0.9.2

December 4th, 2009

The latest release of SwfObj adds the option to embed your Flash objects dynamically. Now SwfObj fully takes advantage of the SwfObject Javascript library.

SwfObj Updates for WP 2.8

June 16th, 2009

New release of SwfObj hot off the press. This release uses the newly updated SwfObject 2.2 code as well as fixes an issue for Wordpress users who place their wp-content somewhere other than the default location.

Flash Tutorial: Eyes Following the Mouse

April 21st, 2009

Have you ever seen those paintings where the eyes are always looking at you no matter where you stand. Well, sorry, this tutorial won’t teach you anything about painting. This simple Flash tutorial goes over how to make a pair of eyes follow the mouse using Actionscript.

Tutorial: Polar Coordinate Plotting in Actionscript

April 17th, 2009

If you are trying to generate effects in a circular pattern, like a planet’s orbit then polar coordinates are the way to go. Here’s a brief discussion on the topic of polar coordinate plotting inFlash to create some very cool rotating effects without a lot of effort.

Ciales: That once our eyes watered

February 27th, 2009

Combine Wikipedia, Flickr and random and you get the next hit music album. If you do any sort of graphic design and need a quick side project, this is a fun one to do.

Feedburner torched my feeds

February 13th, 2009

Watch out for vanishing feeds. My Feedburner blog feed was returning a 404 File Not Found error when I tried accessing it through PHP, but showed up fine in my browser. It took a while to figure out what was going on. If anyone else is having the same problem, hopefully this article will help.

An experiment in greed

January 30th, 2009

So for the past month-ish I’ve been trying out a little experiment. I added an extra ad block to my articles page to see if I suddenly saw a dramatic increase in advertising revenue on the site. And here we are a month later.