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Well, Crap

It’s not even technically the 27th anymore, so I’m behind. Just got done with the freelance work for Ben. Took me a while, but the workaround actually panned out. Tip for all you folks working with dynamic text in Flash: you can mask dynamic text, but only if you embed the fonts. I could go on and on, boring you…

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Russian Roulette @ Work

So… Q101 is having another big contest/giveaway. Among other prizes (all aimed to evoke a "mobile and wireless" theme), the big daddy prize is a Hummer. Just a little tip for you, in case this scenario arises at your work place. When you go to Google Images and do a search for "hummer," make sure you have a very detailed,…

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Eye Twitching, Both Eyes

I think everyone has this at one time or another: the underside of the eyelid, twitching for a split second, doing a little spasm-dance. Well, my left eye has been doing this on and off for some time now. And not just for a second or two, but for several seconds in a row. This week, I felt it in…

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The Matrix | Reloaded

www.whatisthematrix.com Big downloads for people with big pipes. Big fun! And while you’re there, check out The Animatrix link. Looks very interesting… several directors exploring the story of The Matrix through anime. And one of the films has a downloadble preview starting February 4th! Check out the trailer too – pretty cool concept. Thanks to Grumpy for this one.

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If There’s One Thing Nerdier Than Playing Computer Games…

It’s living vicariously through someone else’s computer games. TS7 bought a copy of Sim City 4, and it turns out you can "create" your own sims to observe. It’s not quite as detailed as The Sims, but apparently – you see a lot. I found out today that he’s named a few of his "people" based on some of his…

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:)

Ahhh. Now I know why I love computers, and why Flash and ActionScript are so damn fun! All the scribbling down on paper, all the head scratching, all the cursing… when your XML data loads effortlessly and creates movie clips on the fly (placing themselves appropriately, based on whether or not they have descriptions)… all that other crap sorta fades…

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XML, Flash and Dynamic Buttons

Slowly realizing that Ben’s project contains many of the same stumbling blocks I encountered when making the navigation for this site (Argh! Which I still need to tweak more!). Dynamic buttons are problematic – the dynamic text fields get in the way of the button detecting a rollover or rollout. I think I know the solution I’ll have to employ;…

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Problems Concentrating

All day today, I’ve been unfocused. This morning I ran errands, and took an ungodly time deciding on things because I didn’t make a list and couldn’t remember what I wanted. Made lunch, started some laundry, and the next thing I know it’s damn near 8 PM. The one plus from this morning: I figured out where the Beef Stock…

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Late Night Phone Call

As I’m walking to bed, the phone rings. It’s Meghan, Jim, Matt and Juliet – they’re all at the Foxes. It’s midnight, and they’re all drunk. Out of nowhere, as the phone gets passed around, they all get the bright idea to go to different rooms. Within seconds, they’re all talking to me, to each other, all of them in…

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Tired, Cranky, Want to Break Things

Just got back home (6:40 PM). I spent most of the day doing work-related stuff, and never got around to the work for Ben’s client. He’s stated several times that there isn’t a huge rush on this, but I know that if I finish it… it’ll be one less thing for him to stress over. For the past few months,…

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Worm

For those of you who don’t have super tech-nerd friends like me, you may not know about the connectivity problems of the past 20 hours or so. A SQL Worm was working its magic across the whole of the web, apparently. For more information: technical | general. This morning, I was experiencing some serious lag time trying to access things,…

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Talk to Me, People…

It’s Saturday morning. I’m in the office, doing some pattern sweeps on a few sites. I’ve got Shudder to Think playing kinda loudly (Pony Express), and sipping on coffee. Entertain me! ICQ: 153997726 Do it!

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