on thursday will calls me up and says...
the nhl draft is this weekend in columbus ohio.weird willy
you and nina are coming with me, i already have tickets.
...and it was on.
the new area for the blue jackets was really nice! i cant wait until pittsburgh has a new arena. so after our 2 hour drive we arrived in columbus. amazingly i was able to park in the arena lot, right by the entrance...
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today john grden of rockonflash.com has release his new papervision3D component.
this plugin for the flash cs3 ide allows you to...
- render and edit your 3d objects in Flash IDE at design time!
- it supports multiple material types
- you can create scenes and cameras
- management of resizing / centering of a papervision3D scene
- dynamic masking to constrain the viewable area to set bounds
- full api and access to scene, camera, and objects to code around
- automatically loads materials via collada file
- modification of rotation, camera zoom, camera focus, cameraZ
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so my parents, nina, and i went to the rock & roll hall of fame in cleveland ohio. my dad had a few vacation days, so he wanted to take a trip. i have been to the hall a few times prior, but they have such a flux of different memorabilia... so it’s never the same place. this time the featured exhibits were the doors, the clash, and warped tour. the clash exhibit had a ton of old outfits the band wore, along with old instruments, tour photos, and flyers.
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it has been a great year for flowers. thus it has been a great year for floral photography. i dont know why, but after my experience with the african violets, i have been into art flora a lot more. my mother's green thumb grew some beautiful golden lillys right by their porch. i took a few snaps, then went inside. i returned a few minutes later with a clean memory stick only to discover a monarch butterfly in the lilly i was just shooting.
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so i bet you haven’t heard about "the blue pill" exploit yet... so here's the basics. circa 2005, amd and intel started adding virtual machine functionality to the instruction set of the processors. the idea was having a virtual machine running natively on the processor, not an emulated one, which would cause an increase in speed. the virtual processor then switches to what's called “ring1 mode” which is like a basic user with limited privileges. In this mode, it can't touch any of the memory of the standard os, which is running in “ring0 mode”. this switch only happens when weird instructions go in that need to take advantage of the full cpu.
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so i had the chance this weekend to create a few 3D models and export their geometry into papervision3D primitives. so i decided to create a demo, using both my as3 torusKnot primitives and the new flex accordion component. about the time i finished my demo i decided to re-sync my pv3d folder with the svn. at that exact same moment their was a slip-up. somehow one of the new dev materials got leaked into the public svn. the new material features dynamic lighting! so i decided to hack it into my new demo. so enjoy my custom primitive shadedColorMaterial demo created in flex3.
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woohoo! my new font graffonti is #2 on dafont.com's top 100 font list! if you don't know, dafont is the best free font site on the net. indexing 1000's of designers and font foundries. so to be font #2 (even for a day) is a pretty big honor! thanx everyone!