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New multiplayer papervision game

I’ve just released a new multiplayer game so here’s the low down and the sourcecode for a papervision prototype…

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Wave Sequencer experiment

After getting inspired by Andre Michelle at FitC Amsterdam I made a little audio experiment which allows you to slice and dice a wav file…

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Wellcome Trust competition

Details about my entry into a flash competition held by the Wellcome Trust, BD4D and Ico Design…

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Flash on the Beach and some Perlin Noise

A very brief review of Flash on the Beach and then some examples of some code using perlin noise to produce flocking like behaviour that the conference inspired me to write…

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Flash CS3 trial breaks Juniper Network Connect

A quick tip for anyone having trouble connecting to a VPN powered by Juniper software’s “Network Connect” after installing the trial version of Flash CS3…

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Slimmer Timer - Flex, Haxe and a web service

As a way to introduce myself to the Flex framework I’ve created a new little application which connects to slimtimer.com and provides an easy way to keep track of your time…

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Flashconference rocked!

At the end of last week I visited Stuttgart, Germany for FlashConference which was great! A week later I’ve finally found the time to write a quick overview of the conference…

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BarCamp London 2!

Just back from a great time at BarCamp London 2, read on for a quick overview and access to the files from my presentation…

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Dynamic shared fonts in Flash

Shared fonts in Flash have traditionally promised a lot but due to buggy and confusing implementation haven’t delivered. Here I present a technique I came up with to make them more powerful…

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jScrollPane - Cross browser custom scrollbars

I’ve just written another plugin for jQuery – this one allows you to easily add accessible, gracefully degrading custom skinnable scrollbars to your HTML pages…

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Automatically generating exclude.xml files

I’ve recently been working on a largish project where many swf’s need to share classes between them. So I figured out how to use exclude.xml files and, more importantly, how to automatically generate them…

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Flash bug when printing fonts anti-aliased for readablitiy

I just came across an annoying bug in Flash running in a browser which appears when you use PrintJob to print a TextField with embedded fonts where “anti-alias for readability” is selected…

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Has your Flash/ Flickr app stopped working?

Due to a recent change by flickr.com, all Flash applications that access the API need a small change to continue functioning…

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Selfportraitr: An Interactive Exhibition Curating the Flickr Community

I was recently approached by some faculty members from the School of Visual Arts in New York to collaborate on a project for the Pace/MacGill Gallery. The result is Selfportraitr…

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Switch stylesheets with jQuery

I just discovered the jQuery javascript library and used it to write a simple script which allows you to add stylesheet switching to your website…

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FlashrSimpleSearch

Somebody on the Flashr mailing list was having some problems figuring out how to use Flashr. A picture is worth a thousand words so I put this little example together…

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Textpattern upgraded

I have finally got around to updating the version of Textpattern this blog runs on…

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Flash 8 enhanced stroke bug

When Flash 8 came out I jumped straight on the bandwagon and started using the IDE. I was soon bitten by a little bug that effects things when you are creating swfs for an earlier version of the Flash player…

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Flashr 0.5 under construction

After a lot of discussion on the Flashr mailing list I have got a big update to Flashr underway…

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2005 - an interesting year on flickr

With the release of a new method on the Flickr API it is now possible for us to find the most interesting photos on a given day. I’ve combined this with the excuse that it’s a new year and put together a little toy which lets you look back over the most interesting photos of 2005…

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Flashr gets more interesting

The guys at flickr have just added a new method to the API – it’s called flickr.interestingness.getList and I’ve added it into Flashr…

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Flashr 0.4 released

A new year and a new release of Flashr. Finally found some time to package up the last 6 months worth of changes to the Flashr sourcecode and here they are for your downloading pleasure…

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Made with Flashr

There has been a sudden bunch of cool new Flash interfaces to Flickr made using Flashr – I thought I’d provide a quick run down…

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Actionscript 3: part 3!

I’ve carried on mutating my little ActionScript 3 project and now it responds to mouse movement…

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Second steps with ActionScript 3

I just found a few moments to build on my first experiment in ActionScript 3, improving it and learning a little more in the process…

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First actionscript 3 example

So – Macromedia just released the Flex 2 Product Line which includes the Flash Player 8.5 and ActionScript 3! I’ve started having a little play…

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Flashr Auth demo

I’ve just stuck together a simple demo which shows how to authenticate against flickr.com using Flashr and the new authentication API

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Flashr released on OSFlash

Flashr has just been released on the OSFlash site. Not only does this make it more visiable to more people but it also means there is a shiny new Subversion repositry and a mailing list

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Cool IKEA flash

Got sent a link to this cool IKEA bit of flash today

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Flashr 0.3 released

Version 0.3 of Flashr is out! Added a bunch of functionality and fixed some bugs…

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Flashr code example

To go with the 0.3 release of Flashr I have put together a little example with sourcecode to help people get started

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Logging from FAME

While playing around with FME I became frustrated with the lack of a logging system that matched my needs. So I combined the best features from two different systems to make something which has been really useful to me…

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Flashr demo

To go along with the new release of Flashr I put together a demo which lets you interact with flickr.com through Flash and Flashr

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Flashr 0.2 released

Flashr is the shiny new name for my Flash AS2 wrapper for the Flickr API. Version 0.2 of it has just been released, including support for the new auth scheme and much more

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Bienvenido a Sudamérica

Earlier today I landed in Santiago, Chille at the start of my 3 month trip around South America

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krl_flickr_photoset released

I have just released the code which powers the list of my Flickr photosets on my photos page

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New flickr API demo

I finally got around to doing a little more work on my Flickr API wrapper class for Flash and put together a little test suite where you can try out the methods implemented so far

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A new way to browse Flickr

Felix Turner from Airtight Interactive has come up with a great new interface to browse photos on Flickr

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Excellent Flash debugging tool

The other day I came across the excellent luminicbox.log API for logging from Flash (english machine translation).
It really improves the experience of debugging in Flash… But there was a little tweak I wanted to make

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Source for tag complete in del.icio.us example

The other day I posted my project to give tag auto-completion to users posting to delicious. Someone on the del.icio.us mailing list raised a concern about the fact that it requires you to post your username and password to my server. So here is the source which will allow you to deploy the app from your own server

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Tag autocompletion when posting to del.icio.us

I use del.icio.us to manage my bookmarks and find it great. But I found that my tags were turning into a bit of a mess with misspellings and very similar words (e.g. “photo” and “photos”) because I couldn’t remember what tags I had already used… So I decided to add auto-completion to the “post to del.icio.us” page

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Simulating access to the Flickr API offline

I’m on the road but wanted to be able to work on my Flickr API library for AS2 without a connection to the internet. So I put together a PHP script which will cache the results of calls to the API on my laptop filesystem

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Embedding flash in TXP

I just came across a great plugin to embed Flash movies in your Textpattern pages – kml_flashembed. One little tweak and it is now embedding Flash movies on this site

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Another interface between Flash and Flickr

The first example of a interface I am writing to the Flickr API from Flash. Inspired by some recent cool stuff like Marcos Weskamp’s Flickr graph I’ve taken it off the back burner and thought I would try and get some feedback before I spend more time finishing up the coding

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krl_geshiSyntaxHighlight released

I am finally happy enough with my krl_geshiSyntaxHighlight plugin to release it for public consumption… Grab it and install it into TXP on your site to be able to automagically highlight your code by wrapping it in a simple tag

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Hacking TXP into submission

After a break I returned to my GeSHi syntax highlighting plugin and decided to tackle the “textile messing up my code samples” (c) problem. With quite a hack to the textile engine I think I have it sussed

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Plugin to add GeSHi syntax highlighting to Textpattern - Part II

I persevere in my quest to create a textpattern plugin which will allow me to highlight code snippets using the GeSHi syntax highlighter and I manage to get some of the way there

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Plugin to add GeSHi syntax highlighting to Textpattern

To get myself started with this whole blogging thing and aquainted with textpattern I decided to write a plugin which would allow me to post code I had written and have it show up nice and readable…

Read on to see how I got along…

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another blog?

Wow – a blog. I never thought I would but I guess it’s nice to have somewhere to store all the random bits of code I write…

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