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Entries from November 2007

using my own array

November 26th, 2007 · No Comments · Code, Digital Process

Since I’m not an expert with the Twitter API just yet, I’m going to grab the data I know I can get to and stick it in my own array, “tweets”. The onUserTimeline function is fired via an event listener when the data is loaded initially loaded. Line 11 intercepts the data and pushes all […]

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base code

November 25th, 2007 · No Comments · Code, Digital Process

To accomplish my silly idea, I need to be able to get to my “tweets”. This is public information so user authentication won’t be necessary, although there looks to be a pretty straightforward auth function in TWITTER.as. I’m using the AS2 API because of it’s simple and compact nature. Here is the code I’m starting […]

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SWX and Twitter

November 20th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Code

While trying to decide whether to use the Twitter AS2 or AS3 API, I stumbled across SWX, This is an AMAZING standard for getting data into Flash from some of the more popular social media APIs. I expect it to be my new best friend. It’s based on some some existing methods for getting Data. […]

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Building a Dashboard Widget

November 12th, 2007 · No Comments · Code, Concept

Widgetry – luscious little morsels of UI and development. I’ve starting thinking about developing my first Dashboard Widget. I spent the weekend taking a look at Apples Xcode….whoa. I don’t think I’m ready to jump into all of that COCA action. But after further research a Dashboard Widget seems to be a pretty simple creature. […]

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twitter face

November 5th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Code, Concept, Digital Process

I recently downloaded the twitter Actionscript API. I’m thinking about developing some kind of absolutely worthless flash widget that would display my “tweets” with some kind of tween and/or humorous staging. I first thought of some kind of puppetry. Plugging into web services and APIs is some fun stuff. I’ve done some tinkering with google […]

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heberlie family tree

November 3rd, 2007 · No Comments · Art, Code, Concept, Digital Process

A semi-distant relative recently contacted me about one of my domains, heberlie.com. He said he’d always envisioned it being some kind of family history resource. I’ve always been curious about my family history. I received an interesting document about the name history and derivation of the heberlie name. I’m considering a flash family tree visualization […]

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Pong Position Launched!!!

November 1st, 2007 · No Comments · Code, Digital Process

Version 1 is up and running! This was really my first solo attempt at SQL wrangling and it really wasn’t as scary as I first thought. For the next 12 hours or so you can log in and test it. Go to pongposition.com and use ‘jacobmake’ as a password. (I’ll probably disable this in the […]

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Almost There

November 1st, 2007 · No Comments · Code, Digital Process

I’ve finally come up with an algorithm I think works well. Without getting too much into the programmatic details, here is a brief explanation of how this will work. Each game falls into one of three categories; Normal – Players are pretty evenly matched. Default values are given to the winner and subtracted from the […]

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