Something Wrong with the System

A Flash/Actionscript blog

I’m not dead! I feel happy!

Hey, sorry that I’ve disappeared!

I’ve been saddled with a bunch of major projects (with deadlines!) at work and I just don’t have the strength to code all day and then go home and code some more.

I was working on an interpretation of Grant Skinner’s curved line code which was just giving me headaches. What I have so far is just a clone of what Grant’s done. Except that my math is completely different :D Not better mind you, just different.  I made it a point to code my version without looking at Grant’s source, I did steal his ideas though!

You can see it after the break.

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June 17th, 2008 by Peter Organa

Don’t Get Any Big Ideas

It’s been a while since I posted, and an even longer time since I made a non-programming post.

So. Check out this video. So geeky!
Don’t you dare fast forward! You’ll just be cheating yourself.

It’s Radiohead’s Nude played on an old Spectrum Sinclair and a whole bunch of junky (fantastic) old hardware.

I found this via Boing Boing Gadgets

And yes, I’m planning a new AS3 project. But I need
A) An idea.
B) Time! Work has been crazy this week and I’m kind of exhausted.

Grant Skinner kinda sorta challenged me to re-do my Angry Red Tick with better code, so I may very well get started on that this weekend.

June 6th, 2008 by Peter Organa
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flipBoard Version 1.0 (swf and Source)

Alright, here it is flipBoard Ver. 1.0!

This is an animated picture transition engine written in AS3 which uses as3flickrlib to connect to Flickr to pull images in real time.

I realized that the panels in the previous version were far too small and far too fast. Giving the impression that the panels were just kind of shimmering rather than actually flipping. This version has much larger and slower panels.

I’ve also added title and author support!

Another new feature is skipping images: If you click on the image you can force it to go to the next image without waiting for the timer. I’ve added a new transition style (circular) for these forced swaps.

After the break I’ll show off the working swf, I’ll give a link to the source code and I’ll describe how to use the application.

I’ve also included a bare bones example of my as3flickrlib implementation.

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June 2nd, 2008 by Peter Organa