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.

SwfObj 0.7 Ready in Time for the Holidays

December 18th, 2008

WordPress 2.7 required making some changes to SwfObj. Those have been implemented and are currently available in the 0.7 release of SwfObj.

SwfObj Version 0.6 Released

November 17th, 2008

SwfObj just received some needed bug fixes. You can view some notes on the changes here. Or just go and get the latest version.

Flash Player 10

November 10th, 2008

Flash released version 10 of their player. It comes with one feature I am especially excited about. Keyboard inputs in fullscreen mode!

WordPress Media Plugin Tutorial 1: Custom media tabs

May 29th, 2008

The first part in the WordPress 2.5 Media API tutorial series. This article discusses how to customize the tabs available in the WordPress media library using hooks made available in the latest WordPress release.

WordPress Media API tutorial series

May 27th, 2008

While developing the SwfObj WordPress plugin, I realized there is a large gap in documentation on WordPress media library API. In an attempt to help fill in that gap a little, I am developing a tutorial series based on the API hooks I used to develop SwfObj.

SwfObj version 0.3 released

May 23rd, 2008

A new release of the SwfObj WordPress plugin just in time for Memorial Day. So go grill up some hamburgers and when you get a chance, update your plugins. It seems SwfObj is all I’ve been talking about for the last little while.