Devnet

MAD Mike Chambers from Macromedia’s Devnet has asked users to spoof him online, in order to win a copy of their third Developers Resource Kit (DRK3). As I’ve been dabbling with this sort of thing, I though I’d give old Mike the once-over with Flash and live XML from his blog. Have a good look around. There are loads of links to many tutorials and rescources for Flash MX.

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The Wacki Iraqi SHOW! Click the image to launch the show. Yes, more homage to the man who just keeps on giving. Spare this man! He seems to have fast become a cult figure around the world, for his constant denial of everything that has happened in Iraq. He has even got his own fan site now! Enjoy.

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The Wacki Iraqi constantly excels himself with true entertainment during hard times in Baghdad. I don’t know what planet he lives on, and frankly I don’t care. Just so long as he keeps on entertaining us, in his own unique way. Someone give this man a TV show when this is all over. As homage, click the image to view him in his prime. 😉

It’s WAR!

IT’S WAR! Been very, very, very busy for Auntie working on a Flash, XML-driven Multimedia Console to cover the ongoing war in Iraq.
Click the picture to launch the console. If you are a UK broadband subscriber, go to the ‘Watch/Listen’ button on the BBC News hompage (top right) and you should get the link to the broadband version with much better quality video.

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AT LAST! the Sony Ericsson P800. Coo! I’ve waited for this for months. Mighty fine it is too! Click the image to view a little gallery of it. It’s great. It does all sorts of things. You can even play MAME on it! (Original arcade games) Also, I an use it to remote control my desktop PC from anywhere I can get a signal! Madness. i love it.

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Spent all weekend sat at home, wasting time on b3ta, in between working on a new project for work. It’s going to hopefully tell everyone on broadband about the potential war in Iraq. It’s all built in FlashMX, and kind of replicates alot of what SMIL does, but using plain XML and good old Actionscript. I’ll do a ‘non-work-branded’ version soon, and get it to play some silly stuff.
Meanwhile, here’s cybinky!

What ever happened to Wilf Lunn?

What ever happened to Wilf Lunn? …is a question I ask myself now and again. A true inspiration as a child. So, I was very pleased to find out he’s still alive and well, online and mad as ever at wilflunn.com. Ace.

The crazy inventions he used to create amazed me when I was young. The way one thing would trigger another thing and so and on and so on, like the old game Mouse Trap. It was like oject-oriented inventing. When I develop Flash MX and PHP based applications which contain all sorts of things, listening to eachother and doing different things, I cant help casting my mind back to Wilf’s madcap inventions.

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I never kept a diary, but I hope to keep this blog kind of up to date with the things I find and do online. We’ll see! It’s weird but good to be using something like blogger.com to do this, when I’ve spent the past 8 years or so developing websites, cd-roms, visual presentations and all sorts of Perl and PHP-based, data-driven shenanigans.

My first blog post

Well, looks like I’ve finally got round to getting a blog up and running. I’d been thinking for a while about writing my own scripts to do it (in PHP or Perl) but I havent had the time. I’ve been too busy creating the system responsible for [update: very old dead links] this for BBC News.

Working for ‘Auntie’ is great. After a long haul, trying to start a business in writing software (Smibase – Synchronised Multimedia publishing system : database/PHP driven SMIL : it works too!) and riding a financial rollercoaster, I decided to jump ship (a week before it sank!). So, now I do what I do best for the people I’ve always wanted to work for! And I love it.