Jun 5 2006

pee h pee

Got everything sorted with my favorite dirlist scripts, and probably the uploads through html will work too. Tested some Flash uploading examples, should maximize on that. I will fully integrate a file dump into this diary, here’s what works for now.

Itching to do some unusual navigation flash site as well, might have to do something with ALLWAYS, serving music files & useful tutorials.

Need to sketch out a tree branch and also do some Korean essays.

Jun 5 2006


Spinning out of control into specifics! Well hopefully this will yield a nice music library, but only thing found today was puTTY. This free Secure Shell (SSH) client lets you tinker around linux servers, and probably much more. I’ve had to use it to set some permissions for folder actions in PHP.

Still reading some of Grant Morrison’s comics. Can’t say I recommend reading comics on a monitor, but if you have to do it, Cdisplay is it. tooltime tooltime.

The Invisibles comic is getting more out of hand and focusing a whole lot on historical writers, like Percy Shelley and Lord Byron dialogues…Also de Sade. And I’m still on volume 1 (1994).

+ Cleaning HDD for the coming of satan tomoro…

Jun 3 2006

Voice over IP

DID you know? that Skype is an essential communication software for todays age. Not only can you chat and log chats like any other messenger, but it does very good voice and video calling. For a small fee, you can even call land line phone numbers from your pc.

also Thunderbird, from the makers of Firefox browser we all love to use, is an excellent mail client like Outlook. It is very easy to use and setup spam filters, while easy on your system resources.

Cool thing about firefox and thunderbird are the customizeable layouts and the plugins that can make your internet fly. One fine and simple plugin is minimize to tray – letting you run thunderbird while it checks your mail every now and then, but not clutter your desktop or task bar. There are lot’s more, too many perhaps. I also add extra search engines to my firefox search bar, so I can look up dictionary, discographies, wikipedia, without having to go to their sites. A must.

May 31 2006

Back again with the Blog

Decided to resurrect my WordPress blog and begin publicly organizing and sharing my projects and Internet resources.

I’ve filled up some graphics, sound, and torrent search site links on the right. These are the creme of the crop from my collection. They aren’t exactly just archive’s of work, but living breathing sources with their own communities.

Concept art is a spectacular 2D forum centered around a school in San Francisco. You can find great critique from talented people in the game concepts industry or just 13 year olds from sweden that have skills you couldn’t dream of. The best part here for me, is the critique and life drawing posts that include descriptions by instructors from the school.

The Zbrush featured works is a quick thumbnail gallery of master art works in 3D, updated daily. Most of the posters are industry pros using Zbrush2 from Pixologic to add finesse to their Modo, Maya and Lightwave art works. This is a great place to see artificial organic art and catch the intricacies of rendering and modeling photorealism.

The CBS is a 24 hour, multi bandwidth feed of rare electro, techno, ambient, italo, and disco from the capital of awesome – Holland. You can also discuss production and mixing techniques here with very level headed hardcore pros of the raw underground electronica scene from all over the world. Music genre’s broadcasted depend on the day of the week, or special events advertised on the air, or the schedule website posts.

I also added a link to Processing. It’s a graphics coding environment, a bit like visual java, that is very popular with installation or data visualization artists on the web and at the fashionable galleries. It depends on your mathematics and coding expertise on how far you can take this constantly evolving environment. The best part is that it is free and the source code for many many interactive graphics projects are easily findable on the artists’ own websites.

Lastly, a link I went back to today. The Flashtro site. This is a bit strange archive of cracktros and intros from the Amiga days, and even some recent Gameboy Advanced rom rips. People record mp3s of the mod tunes, and rip apart the amiga animations to recreate the cracktros in actionscript. The goal is to get as close of a translation as possible. The great thing is to see people use the animation by ActionScript to recreate old school 3D rotoscoping and text scrollers. After registering a username, you can even access the priceless advanced action script animation code tutorials. Essential for sinking into Flash capabilities!