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January 29, 2003

Is this the ultimate PC monitor?
If you have a spare $20,594.95 sitting around doing nothing, maybe you should buy the hemispherical monitor Hammacher is selling. Its dimensions are 5'3" high, 5'5" wide and 3'5" deep, and supports 16 million hues at 24 bits and has a native res of over two million pixels. [Via The Inquirer]

January 26, 2003

Lord of the Rings website.
Wow, today I was surfing through the Lord of the Rings website and came across this section. It's a wonderful example of what can be done with Director MX. Check it yourself, you will love the battle simulations. View it here.

January 25, 2003

DivX 5.0.3 released.
New release with many fixes and new features. Download it here.

Lots of websites down!
I'm sure that you have notice that lots of websites are down or too slow. For example: WhatIsFlash.com, OnRelease, Arul Kumaran's blog, Josh Dura's blog, Actionscript.com, NoMaster and more. The reason of this seems to be a QSL worm. Read more here.

January 22, 2003

Star Wars 3: The Rise of the Empire (preview).
In case you think this is a fake, I have checked it myself. It's an awesome trailer of the movie made with Lego. Don't know if the plot is right but the character animations are great. View it here. Quick Time Required. [Via Warp2Search].

Two new blogs added.
Today I have added two blogs run by Spanish people (we are growing), Oscar Trelles' blog and NoMaster (this one in Spanish). Come on, Spanish people let me know if you run a blog.

January 21, 2003

I'm back with a new monitor!
Sorry for the lack of updates to the site in this week but last Tuesday my old Proview 17" said: "Ok, you win you have taken all I can give you, now I need a rest" and then it went black. Yeah, my monitor left me and I had to buy a new one. I have been reading a lot about CRT monitors and LCD monitors and for a professional, nowadays the CRT give the best solution and quality. So I bought a new Philips 19" B40 and woooh!! Everything is bigger now ha ha. Have lot of space for geek icons and for Photoshop, Flash ... Now I'm trying to read all the news of this last week so perhaps tomorrow I'll come back blogging hard again. By the way, I know I'm a bit late but welcome Mike Williams to the strange world of blogging where people talk to the air and people is interested in what you think. All the community expect great things coming out from your blog, don't fell under pressure. 8)

January 13, 2003

Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics.
Here you will find how Physics and Holywood don't get on very well. Lot of physics mistakes in movies to become more impressive.

January 10, 2003

No fate, No Hope, No destiny.
Today I feel a bit blue so excuse this dramatic title but the situation deserves it. This afternoon I had some spare time to think about the whole situation in the world today.
We are at the edge not of a nuclear war but two. The Irak-Rest of the world war will begin this year and we don't know what consecuences it will outcome. In fact, for all of us will be a worse economic situation, less work and less money. But we have another war and I think this is more dangerous and it's with North Korea. I don't know who is right or who is wrong but the war is not the solution. The war never is the solution.
In the other hand, we have millions of people dying because of starvation while people die of overweight.
Why the mankind is so self-destructive?
Why we try to kill our neighbours?
Why we try to kill ourselves?
We are the only specie in Nature that is so stupid (and I not being hard) that instead of perpetuate the specie, we want to exterminate it. We also want to destroy our body drinking poisons as alcohol or smoking or taking drugs. If you give an animal a bit of heroin and he won't draw near it in his life becuase his body wanrs him that this is poison. Why are we so blind?
Perhaps all of this sounds a bit catastrophic but it's the real life. Take some time to think about it and you will draw a similar conclusion. We are condenated and we are our judges.
Post your thoughts, anxieties, in the comments. Perhaps we are still in time to save ourselves.

January 09, 2003

Which are your neighbours?
Perhaps you asked yourself this question, now it can be answered, find them at GeoURL.
Add yourself to the database here and you will know which are your neighbours. You will have to know the coordinates where you are going to place your website and I have find that the Yahoo maps are a very well done way to find it out.
If you are interested, these are my neighbours.

January 08, 2003

Sales time.
Now that the Xmas have finished, it's time for Sales. Practice with this game the fight in the stores.

Visit the Simpsons house.
Here we have a virtual tour around the Simpsons home made in Flash.

Tilebased games in Flash.
Here we have a great tutorial about creating games in Flash by Klas Kroon. Enjoy it and let me know if it was useful.

I'm back with lot of good games.
-- Magic Ball.
-- Lots of good games.
-- Alien killer xmas edition.
-- Present Panic.
-- Great quality games.
-- New game in Orisinal: Cupid.

January 07, 2003

Drag-and-Drop Special Effects: Scooter!
Today I have received a mail from Chuck Timmerman who has developed a freat bunch of Flash components. This one is very useful for Flash designers who don't know too much about AS but want those Special Effects made by AS. Here is some info from the website:
Scooter consists of four components that affect four different attributes:
Scooter Mover
Scooter Zoomer
Scooter Rotator
Scooter Fader

Scooter components are used by simply dragging and dropping them onto instances on the authoring stage. All components share a similar control panel with fun-to-adjust parameters:
TurboEase: for dramatic inertial changes.
Bounces: for spring action.
Randomness: for jiggles or wandering.

Before Scooter, these special effects required complex ActionScript programming every time an effect was used. Scooter is one of the first Flash MX component products made for designers, no ActionScript programming is necessary.

Great job Chuck!

January 03, 2003

WhatisFlash.com opens its doors.
As many of you will know that WhatisFlash.com proyect liderated by Aral Balkan started with the new year. Now it's in the phase one (brainstorming and stablishing guidelines) but expect a huge bunch of good things in this worlwide proyect. There is also a logo contest.

By the way this weekend I'm going to Almeria (again) so no updates in this site till Jan, 7th. Be good.

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