archive: March 2009

26
MAR
2009

So I just finished watching James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace. I have to say I am loving this new style of Bond movies that star Daniel Craig.

This movie has it all the usual refinements.

  • Girls: Check
  • Cars: Check
  • Guns: Check
  • Action: Check
  • Tech: Semi-Check

The only real tech in this movie was from while we were inside MI6. Something we haven’t seen really much of in the previous bond movies. Q is sadly missing from this movie, however, I don’t know how he could have provided support to Bond in this movie.

Other than that, this movie was really well done!

Rating: 8.5 out of 10 stars.

23
MAR
2009

I have always been interested by flash, yet I never dove into doing it. And of course this this blog design that I have, this design would benefit from a flash header. So this series is going to be two things. Me learning flash, and designing the header. I am going to have bits of code posted on what I figure out while working on the design.

So I have many requirements for my flash header for me to have it. A sample list of these things are below for the header background portion.

  • Action Script 3.0
  • Header “Background” must at real time change colors based on the time of day of the zip code I provide. Total Dark, Dawn, Sunrise, Daytime (Including High Noon), Sunset, and Dusk are the periods in which I must show.
  • The Sun and Moon must “rise” and “set”. With the moon showing the correct phase that it’s currently at based on the zip code I provide.

So far in my adventures today, I read up on gradients and how to automatically create boxes based of hex values I provided the system. This was a great way to start, but I wanted it to change based on the time of day. So I figured I could use the same formula and make it so the blending of the two colors in the scale change proportionately vs. having an background that would have to move over the course of 4 million flash frames – change based on the time of day. I didn’t want to go through creating 4 million frames in flash and then having problems with file size. So there has got to be another way! Eureka! There was!

read more ‘Flash Header, Intro and Background Code

20
MAR
2009

Today could be considered the first day of spring, however, it is currently snowing outside. I was just about to head out my door to head to work and l open up the shades and what do I see? Snow falling. Picture from my window below.

It's Snowing March 20, 2009

It's Snowing March 20, 2009

19
MAR
2009

It’s dead according to a co-worker. So that means I will be in a rush mode to get a new version ASAP and this time I am going to get it registered so I don’t have to worry about spending $$ to get a new one. I am a tard for not doing it last time.

18
MAR
2009

So today after about 2.5 months of shopping with my mom for her new car we finally pulled the trigger. For those people who live near the planet in the UK (or are part of the planet), give me a shout out! Maybe you can get some pictures of the Car in production. From start to finish! :)

Mom's Mini Cooper

Mom's Mini Cooper

This is the picture rendered from the Mini Cooper website. We expect delivery of the car May 11, 2009.

17
MAR
2009

Since the day the blog was re-born I wanted a contact form. Yet here we are at least 8 months later and now we have one! Click on the Contact tab above! No comments.. email me! Now! :)

Yes. This is the first post on my blog in over 4 months. What have I been doing? I been working like a whore that I am. 😀 There is even so many changes to the official release of 2.7.1 that I had to get rid of the production copy that I had on this server with my multiple gallery support. I did remove that feature from my site so posts that had it, will function a little weird right now. They are very old posts so I don’t seem them becoming a problem right now. More on this later. So… you are wondering why I am posted again after 4 months? Well… I will tell you a story.

read more ‘Where did I go? I was working. A lot.