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June 29, 2004

What a great web-design: Thw Wild Rose Home Page

Thw Wild Rose Home Page

Even the title is mistyped (not my error). I have seen lots of bad designed websites but I think this is the number one in the rank.

June 24, 2004

My first Feast of St John (San Juan)

Yesterday it was my first Feast of St John (San Juan). As many of you don't know what this celebration is about I will explain it.

The fiesta is a pagan tradition given Christian sanction for it dates back to an ancient celebration of the Midsummer Solstice. It is a festival of bonfires and mayhem in the streets, echoed all over Spain.

The climax of the festival comes at midnight on the 23rd when huge bonfires are set on fire. The bonfire is also the occasion to get rid of old furniture, which helps to keep the fire burning much longer!

Most of the bonfires prepared are set up along the beach. When the flames have dwindled to an appropriate size, young people start jumping over the fire, demonstrating great ability in a competition of skill and bravery. At the same time the rest of the group continues to dance around the fire.

According to tradition, the night of San Juan is magical (in Rome it is thought the witches fly) and anyone having a swim in the sea or who washes his/her face with sea water at the stroke of midnight will conserve eternal beauty.

Imagine 8-10 km of coast full of bonfires lighting up the sea. It's a wonderful sight. I would like to post more pics but I forgot my cam at home (as ever).

San Juan. Bonfires in the beach.

June 21, 2004

What's your elvish name?

In case you are a fan of LOTR (ericd, take a look) you can know what your elvish name is.
Here it is my name in elvish language: Angrod Alcarin.
Here it is my name in hobbit language: Gorbulas Dogwood of Shadydowns.

Your elvish name.
Your hobbit name.
Let me know your names in the comments.

June 19, 2004

Flash games: Splinter cell, swinger and Yeti v5

Today I have a great collection of games.
First of all it's the presentation of Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow. You have to get into your bed after returning home vary late without awakening your girlfriend. Really funny.
Play Splinter Cell.

The second one it's another Yeti game, this time v5. It's golf-like and the funniest of all, I think.
Play Yeti v5.

The last one is more difficult as you have to swing and rotate in a pseudogravitional map. Let's see if you hit the top score.
Play Swinger.

June 18, 2004

Gmail spare invitations

I have 3 Gmail invitations to spare with all of you. The first three geeks to post a comment on this post will get one invitation. Go, hurry up!

June 14, 2004

Language support in Flash MX2004

Today I was developing an app which reads a xml generated through PHP. Everything it's ok in the XML but loading it into flash leads to a interesting outcome. The XML contains spanish text so I need "ñ" and "´" characters.
Everything loads properly setting system.codepage=true and using Flash 6 as targeted player.

The problem came when I wanted to add some CSS formating (only available in Flash Player 7) and tried to load the XML. Special characters didn't render as expected (which version 6 renders it perfectly). I tried to include characters in the Dyn Textfield but no result. The problem is loading the XML, if it has special characters the xml parsing in FP7 doesn't output what it should be.

Take a look at what I'm explaing: Language problem.
You will notice that characters like "ó" or "ú" are replaced by a square. Also the source files are here: Source files

June 10, 2004

My 26th birthday

Today it's my birthday and I wanted to share it with all my faithful readers. I'm not planning anything special for today but maybe on weekend there will be a surprise party (umm, if I know there is a party it isn't a surprise, is it?)

June 09, 2004

Retro Remakes, Classic Gaming for the Next Generation

Retro Remakes is the largest game remakes community on the internet. They have most of those wonderful games you played many evenings with your commodore, amstrad, amiga, etc. Take a look at some of the titles: Pang, Pipemania, King's Quest I...

June 03, 2004

Trees growing in strange designs.

This link caught my attention as it's very curious. They are not grown naturally but modificated by gardeners. Anyway very original designs for your garden.

Circus Trees.

Look for your lost bicycle in NY.

New York has a lot of abandoned bicycles and owners don't know where to start searching. Are you one of them?

Take a look, maybe you will find your lost bike.

June 02, 2004

And the winner is... Maarten van de Voorde!

Congrats Maarten, you have won the contest. I will contact you by mail so you get your Gmail account. Anyway, thanks to Anthony and Albert Tanutama for participating in the contest, I also liked your designs but there has to be a winner ;).

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