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Fun with the canvas tag

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I’ve been pretty excited about the new canvas tag ever since I first read about it a few months ago. For that matter, I’ve been pretty excited about the whole WHATWG proposal for (X)HTML 5. My day job doesn’t leave me much time for recreational hacking, but this weekend I cobled together this simple demo.

Little graphical hacks like this is what got me into programming waaay back in the day writing in Basic on my Atari 400. Atari Basic was an easy way to learn programming and see visual results easily. This motivated me learn vector math and simple wireframe 3D rendering… A whole career ensued…

Now it seems that todays equivalent of hacking basic is hacking Javascript.

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May 14th, 2007 at 3:52 am

Posted in Geek,Opera

Handy programs to put on a USB stick…

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I stumbled on this today while looking for something else… It’s actually pretty cool. Upon taking a quick glance at the list, there’s a number of apps that sound pretty useful to me. I’m suprised at how many things are being developed specifically with the purpose of running off a memory stick. There’s even a task launcher that is specifically designed to run programs off a usb stick.

Handy programs to put on a USB stick. at SnapFiles.com

I’ve used Snapfiles to find good freeware/shareware since they were called WebAttack. I still like that name better.

I just noticed that PuttySSH is conspicuously missing. Putty supports running from a usb stick, and an SSH client is definately a must for a traveling application suite.

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January 31st, 2007 at 10:57 pm

Posted in Geek

Boing Boing: Here, Bullet: poetry from a US infantryman in Iraq

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I really like this one from Boing Boing today:

Here, Bullet
If a body is what you want,
then here is bone and gristle and flesh.
Here is the clavicle-snapped wish,
the aorta's opened valves, the leap
thought makes at the synaptic gap.
Here is the adrenaline rush you crave,
that inexorable flight, that insane puncture
into heat and blood. And I dare you to finish
what you've started. Because here, Bullet,
here is where I complete the word you bring
hissing through the air, here is where I moan
the barrel's cold esophagus, triggering
my tongue's explosives for the rifling I have
inside of me, each twist of the round
spun deeper, because here, Bullet,
here is where the world ends, every time.

Boing Boing: Here, Bullet: poetry from a US infantryman in Iraq

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January 7th, 2007 at 10:38 pm

Posted in Geek,Politics