Flash Player 10 maximum bitmap size

Monday, September 27th, 2010

ActionScript 3Did you know that Flash Player 10 cannot handle bitmaps larger than roughly 8,000 pixels on a side?

Technically, the hard limit is 16,777,215 total image pixels, with a limit on each dimension of 8,192 pixels.  This information I obtained only after much Googling and is only available in an obscure Adobe tech note. (more…)

grannies with attitude

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

The ladies in this video have some serious attitude.  Check it out:

On a side note, I recorded, mixed and mastered the soundtrack.  Let me know in the comments what you think!

I’m in trouble….

Monday, September 20th, 2010

This is so like me….

Conditional risk from XKCD

does this happen to you too?

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Today’s XKCD strip struck a little too close to home for me.  Is anyone else out there like me in this?  And what does it say about me? (more…)

30 grownup truths (humorous)

Friday, September 10th, 2010

So I just turned 28 years old, and I’ve now been around the block a few times.  I’ve learned the world is quite a different place than I thought it was when I was a kid.  I thought I’d share some of the “grownup truths” I’ve come across (note: for entertainment purposes only):

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3D MovieClips with Flex and ActionScript 3

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

ActionScript 3For whatever reason, tonight my brain will not shut up, even after hours of watching Hulu.  So it’s time to share some of what I learned today.  Attention, non-geeks – this will be quite a technology-heavy post.  But there will be pretty pictures.

Flash has had the ability to do 3D for quite some time now, natively, without using any of the fancy libraries out there like PaperVision3D.  All you have to do is set the z property on a MovieClip.  Seriously, that’s all it takes.  And you know how you can rotate a MovieClip by setting the rotation parameter?  Now there are rotationX, rotationY, and rotationZ parameters.  Changing any of these through code will result in the MovieClip being displayed in three dimensions.  Groovy! (more…)

don’t be a camel

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Stubborn CamelI was just on Dr. Paul’s M-Power blog, and came across the following interesting thought (original post here).  It struck me so much I wanted to discuss it here.

Apparently camels have attitudes.  They grumble and complain no matter what  command you give them.  Dr. Paul saw a “wrangler” (I guess that’s what a camel trainer is called) trying to deal with a camel, and said: (more…)

when GTA meets literature

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

For your daily laugh, I present the following from XKCD:

The Carriage on XKCD