Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Beta is the New Black

Whilst my folio interface continues to obey Hofstadter's Law I'm dropping off a bunch of links. AStar has been updated to become Pathfinder. I am however getting some strangely slow results on a Linux machine test, either memory related or something else. Expect a fix, but not right now.

Fjen has taken appletobject.js and expanded upon it to build a pre-loader for Java applets (percentage and even loading bar). We need more examples of this technology in action, why not download the files and try it out. (P5 thread here.)

First Life (as opposed to second)
Sundance Film Festival online
Jeep Waterfall printer
Reno Balloon race Some amazing timelapse going on that offers some inspiration for a-life perhaps.
No pants (trousers) on the subway happening
Lego car factory (made from lego)
Armando Iannuci on the iPhone
Charlie the Unicorn
Desktop 3D fabricator
Silent Star Wars
DIY wrapping paper, thanks D. E. Stanley
Mark Knopfler at French & Saunders

Open source Flash MP3 player
PNGuin animated .pngs (JavaScript)
Javascript-Flash integration kit
Avoid PHP Page has expired warnings
Open source Flash for artists (article)

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Chronic Pain in the Arse

The miniscule typos in the revision of my portfolio has driven me to the brink of tears. I don't even know why it stopped working at some point. I'm sure it may blink offline over the next week as I call up friends for cross-platform testing.

What's new then? Well the html goes through a Perl script now which gives me the raw power of regular expressions to force consistent formatting of text, and I've turned the applet links into javascript links to mount a Java applet on page. Hooray for content! (I've lost count of the amount of languages used in my folio now updated source here.)

Dynamic Java applet mounting is performed with my appletobject.js (thanks fjen for spotting the typo). There's a thread on how to use it.

American Sign-Language .gifs
Campaign Against Real Life
Michel Gondry's making of Star Guitar promo
Top 25 Music videos of 2006

Perl String Matching
Parsing HTML with HTML::Parser
Pop-up window code generator
AJAX, getting started
JavaScript OOP
Flash browser cache preload trick