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December 31, 2002

Happy 2003 !
This new year is going to bring us more good things that the old one. We have the WhatisFlash proyect and more to come.

Have a good day and "If you drink, don't drive". 8)

December 28, 2002

Great erotic Xmas calendar!
The girls are quite impressive but not hardcore. Anyway, it's not work safe. By the way, tha animations are very hard worked. View it here.

Do you want to learn some Computer history?
This will be one of the subjects at school for our children. So, why don't refresh a bit our memory? Check the microprocessor timeline.

Top-Ten Dangerous Toys.
Now that we have to make presents for little kids, be aware of the most dangerous toys out there. Check them out here.

Top Ten Guidelines for Homepage Usability.
Here we have an article by Jacob Nielsen about usability. It has some good points although I don't like this guy.

Top Ten Web-design mistakes of 2002.
Here we have a good review of the mistakes that webmasters make. Be sure to read it and don't make them again.

December 24, 2002

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
My best wishes in this new year. 2003 will be better that the one we are living indeed.

December 20, 2002

Essa: Pure design.
Wow, great Flash site. I think it's the company Kooba works for (correct me if I'm wrong). I find it via my comments and I really like that metallic effect and the animations are so cool. You can think that it's one of the many websites out there with a lot of effects and psicodelic interfaces but not here. All has his right measure and achives a great balance and integration. Good work Kooba if you designed the site. It deserves a 5 star.

Great Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers review.
I haven't watch it yte (maybe on Sunday) and this review watered my mouth. I can't wait to watch it.

Some Flash questions that need to be answer.
All this week, a lot of websites and blogs have made public the security hole in the Flash Player version previous to v.6.0r65. I can't remeber how many updates the Flash Player 5 had (maye 2 or 3) but Flash Player 6 has overcome that number. It would like to thank the Macromedia people for their effort in fixing this flaws but I think there is one thing still to be solved: the auto-update support for the Player and the Authoring tool.

With these updates, everybody who is developing Flash content has to make sure that his clients and audience has the lastest built and this mean a pain for clients. They ask: "Why I have to update it so many times?" and so on.

What I want to know is why the Flash Player doesn't have an auto-update option like Real Player plug-in, the Windows Media Player, etc... which tells you when a new Player built is available. I don't know if this option will increase a lot the Player download size but it will keep all the user up.to date with the lastest Player and it will solve many doubts that people have about the plater.

Another question is why the authoring tool has also an auto-update feature built in so we can update the Documentation and the Authoring and Debugging players via the Answers panel.

If you know the answers to these questions, please post a comment. I think it will be very useful to the community.

December 19, 2002

Today is a sad day for me 8(
Today I have been fired from the company I worked for, Telefonica Movile, because of the economical situation of the company. 15 people is being fired today and more to come in early January. I feel a bit odd because of being fired but I know that it wasn't my work and effort fault. I feel proud of what I have accomplish with my work and I have learnt a lot.
Now it's time to start a new chapter of my life. And I'm sure it will be better indeed that the previous one.

Have to share it with all my faithfully readers. I would like to thank everybody for coming here.

In a few days you will have the possibility to search this blog archives with an application I'm developing in Flash.

The Simpsons archive.
All the things you wanted to know about the Simpsons and you were afraid to ask. Find it here.

Weird Anniversaries.
At re-date.com they calculate some weird Anniversaries and trivia events of your life. Here there are some of my life:
In Thursday, 30 January 2003 I will have lived 9,000 days. 42 days left.
In Thursday, 30 January 2003 I will have lived 40 Venusian years. 42 days left.
In Tuesday, 10 June 2003 3I will have lived 300 months. 173 days left.
In Friday, 17 October 2003 I will have lived 800,000,000 seconds. 302 days left.
In Monday, 03 December 2007 I will have lived 1 Saturnian years. 1,810 days left.
In Tuesday, 10 June 2008 I will have lived 30 years. 2,000 days left.
You've blinked about 129 million times in your life time.
If left uncut, your fingernails would have grown about 62 centimetres (about 25 inches)

Weird isn't it?

Ho Ho Ho, time for Christmas games!
I love Lemmings style games and this one is pixelated also. You have to rescue customers in a shop. Play here.
The people at Eidos have made a bloody game where you have to kill evil elfs. Wathc the final scene, is hilarious. Hitman 2 Christmas game.
Snow sliders game by Nokia.

December 17, 2002

I need someone to host a php script for a day or two.
Most of you bloggers know the PHP file at voidstar.com that takes your web page and turns it into RSS 0.92. This solution is great for Blogger users who want to syndicate its site and be aggregated to news feeders. This php only takes the first 25 items it finds and I want it to turn an html which has more than 25 items into a XML file.

What for? Well, I want to include a search in my site which searchs through the blog archives (generated in XML) and the results will be displayed in a Flash application like the one I posted yesterday.

I only need to someone to host the modified PHP file which it can be downloaded at voidstar.com for a day or two so I can generate the XML files of my blog archives.

If you want to help me, post a comment with your e-mail and I will write you.
Thanks in advance.

Vulnerability in Macromedia Flash Player.
A security vulnerability in the widely used Macromedia Flash player can allow an attacker to gain control over a user's PC. This can only occur with Macromedia Flash movies (SWF) that have been hand edited with a binary editor; Macromedia Flash the authoring tool will not output movies with this vulnerability.
So if you haven't update your player to v 6,0,65,0 or you don't know which version you have you better head to the Macromedia Player Download Center to get the lastest version of the player.
More info here.

December 16, 2002

First real experience with Flash and XML.
This is my first real contact with XML. I have made some little experiments but nothing worth to mention.

This application is a book where data is pulled out of some XML files is displayed.
The index is dynamically built based in the info of the generic XML which points out which sections the book has. Once we select a section, data is populated from another XML to draw the table.
You can view which elements want to be displayed based in the four options at the top. Also there is a search function who finds occurences in the Code and Name.
When we select an element of the table a info car, that it can be printed, is displayed.
To view a useful example follow this steps:
- Click Continue.
- In the index, play with it and then select P Procesos Operativos and then 05 Centro de Soporte.
- Play with the options and the search and then select the element Atencion Media Correcta.
There you have a full info card.

All the data is in Spanish but you don't have to understand what is been displayed to evaluate the application. I wait for your feedback. When I finish it I will make a good example and translate the source code to English.

Great review of the Firefly components by Aral Balkan.
Aral has made a great review including examples and a lot of information. Review it here.

December 14, 2002

Games for the weekend.
Here we have a new version of the popular Arkanoid. This one is very original because you can rotate the pad 360º. Play here.
Puzzle game. I have spend 2 hours solving some of them. Very exciting. Play here.
Christmas games at miniclip.com:
Santa sledding.
Santa Ski jump.
Shockwave games in Leukegames.nl
DragonBall Z game.
Bloody gladiator.
South Park game.

Macromedia Flash Player update to v.6.0r65
This update has been around for some time and include many fixes, updates to the Netscape plug-in and some added capabilities to ActionScript as System.capabilities pointed out by Mike Raynor.
Download the updater to the authoring tool here.
Download the plug-in here.
What's new in this update? See the Release notes.

December 12, 2002

Cool website: Happy pencil!
I don't know if you have visited this website but it's worth to stop by it and view the experiments.
Go to Happy pencil.

The Matrix games.
For those who are a bit bored, have fun with this great Matrix games. Nothing that it hasn't been done before but amusing.
Matrix games.

December 10, 2002

Great add-on for IExplorer: MyIE2!
I found this great add-on for IExplorer that all we use it wanted these features long time ago: tab browsing, anti pop-ups, conecction information (speed, Ip, memory usage) and it is lighter than IE. Go to the MyIE website.

MyIE2 is a powerful multi-page browser based on the IE core(IE5.x or IE 6.0 required). It can open multiple web pages in just one window. And it only takes a little system resource when surfing with a greatly integrated user interface. It also supports special Plug-Ins & IE Extensions to let you have an enjoyable surfing experience.

December 09, 2002

Old versions programs.
If you are looking for IExplorer 1.0 or you want that fascinating Winamp 0.20. you should got to this site.
You can grab those old versions that were erased for your HD and you want to recover because you are a nostalgic. These are some exaple of software you can find: ACDSee, Acrobat Reader, Ad-aware, America Online, AOL Instant Messenger, BulletProof FTP, etc.

December 05, 2002

Interesting links: animated Kama Sutra!
Kama Sutra wth 3D animation.
Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana.

Experimental Flash sites.
Two great experimental playgrounds and you can also download some of them.

December 04, 2002

Lot of useful info today at Des&Dev Macromedia.
Today I have read some articles that I find really useful.
One of them is Online learning by Patti Shank.
Working with a tight deadline in proyects development by Aaron Silvers and Justin Watkins.
Another useful article by Branden Hall: Get your data in shape.
Also the Macromedia MX Developer Resource Kit Volume 2 is available.

December 03, 2002

I'm back with batteries full!
After a loooong week relaxing in the coast, I'm back to the daily routine. When I came back to work I notice they have began an XML-Flash project (great!). It's the first opportunity I have to work with XML and Flash. I know little of it (only the basis) and it's time to put in practice the theory.
The proyect it's an on-line document so the index and the content is populated from a XML. I will keep you informed about it and I hope any obstacle I have you can help me.

I also have noticed that lots of new announcements this last week, one of the most wanted, Director MX. If I have the time to take a sneak at it I will post my impressions.

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