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Jan 16 2009

Inspiration

Super Mario Bros in JavaScript

Sometimes I stumble upon web development projects that push the envelope of what I previously thought was possible, and today was just such as day. Here is the first 2 levels, plus a level map editor, of a fully functioning port of Super Mario Bros built in JavaScript. Examples like this make AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript [...]

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Oct 31 2008

Inspiration | News

This Halloween, don’t forget to…

How the time flies. Four years ago I was in the kitchen of the rental house I shared with my girlfriend in Elkins, WV. As Halloween approached I thought of another occasion that comes far less often. Wielding a large knife, I carefully carved out the front of a Jack-o’-lantern, one which would be appropriate [...]

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Oct 11 2008

Inspiration | News

FlashPitt Recap

FlashPitt felt like… wait, let me back up. Why did I attend FlashPitt? Well… It was relatively close, at 3.5 hours driving time. It was inexpensive for a Flash conference, under $200, only Athens-own Spring <br /> Conference is cheaper. It had speakers I had seen and known were presentations worth attending, for example: Stacy [...]

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Sep 05 2008

Inspiration

State of the Art

I’m always impressed by interactive graphics that realistically imitate nature. I think there is a lot of inspiration that can be derived from looking at the world around us. One such piece I saw today is a highly impressive work by Tomas Eriksson: Play with Spider. A truly realistic rendering of a spider’s appearance and [...]

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