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2015

Kuwahara Hirame Yoko

Replacing the pump head on your existing floor pump with this beauty will change your life.

Hidden Jekyll

After some consideration, and thoughts that I’d shut down this site and start a new site, I’ve decided to go a different route and set up Jekyll on my system...

Bye Bye Android

I bowed out of the android adventure a week or two ago...

2014

Tramadol Insomnia+!

Tramadol is a "narcotic-like pain reliever" that is prescribed apparently quite often because it is "non-addictive"...

CT Scan Time!

This is apparently sort of what my heart looks like without the shell part that is the rest of my body...

2013

ignore .gitignore

Is .gitignore in your index and you want to actually be able to ignore it? Try “git update-index –assume-unchanged .gitignore”.

Dashes to underscores

This is a handy trick for renaming your files in the terminal, when you want to convert your dashes to underscores:

2012

2011

Flash Tracing to flashlog.txt

To confuse an earlier brief post…(“trace() not working in Flash Builder?”), I just wanted to post another quick blurb on how to address an issue I ran into s...

2010

trace() not working in Flash Builder?

Tip for the day: If trace() is not working in Flash Builder debug mode, try quitting Flash Builder and all browsers and delete the mm.cfg file. For s...

Flash Text Metrics

This article used to reference an article that discussed flash text metrics, and have a great little diagram for said topic. That blog has since gone away,...

2009

AS3 ComboBox close error.

Just a quick note for those possibly searching for ComboBox AS3 and “Cannot access a property or method of a null object reference.” When using the AS3 Combo...

2008

Quicksilver Adium Message Script

The Adium plug-in for Quicksilver has been kaput for quite a while now, and I have found myself as of late with folks at work I need to contact who keep them...

Breakaway Saves My Ears

I wrote a post a while back about the pesky habit of my MacBook Pro trying to make me go deaf. I plug my laptop into a stereo via the headphone jack at home ...

“Googling” Flash

I have to say, this is fairly interesting news. Flash was adopted early by many web-shops wanting to give the user an “integrated media experience” that coul...

Document Editing in OSX Preview

The biggest problem I’ve ever had with PDF files is the fact that I don’t own Adobe Acrobat Pro. So when it comes to making multipage designed documents, I’v...

SMS Spam Blockage

Until I actually redesign this site and create a way to manage postlets or miniposts or nanoposts… I just thought I would repost this nice little story from ...

Safari and the Slim VM

Having just acquired the phone, and having finally upgraded to Leopard last weekend, I started using Safari a little to get some bookmarks I wanted on the iP...

Scraping Source in Safari

Here is an applescript solution for grabbing the html code from a page online. This is particularly handy if you are trying to grab the code from a page that...

Lebanon, Kansas

I decided to try out a couple of 3rd party apps for the iPhone that have to do with taking photos. The ability to glean the location of the phone and the fac...

Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji on iPhone

Here is a really quick and rough tutorial for enabling the Japanese keyboard on your iPhone, which allows you to type in hiragana, katakana, and kanji. For s...

Get Out of Jail Free Card

Yes, I am now one of those people I said scare me in an earlier post, having recently acquired a 16gb iPhone. I have to say, out of the box, it has been a pr...

Delicious for WordPress

Props to Rick for this simple way for adding recent delicious bookmark postings to your wordpress sidebar. Download Delicious for WordPress here: http://rick...

Leaving the Mysterious World Behind

Farewell to futurist and generally odd fellow Arthur C. Clarke who died today at the age of 90. Also best known for “inventing” the telecommunications satell...

Applescript Show Track in Finder

Space has been tight lately on my laptop and I’ve been too lazy to thoroughly go through and clean up. I keep regular backups, however, so I wrote this scrip...

Harmonic 313

Harmonic 313, one of the pseudonyms for music producer Mark Pritchard, has just released EP1 on Warp Records. Its a nice analog retro, yet contemporary piece...

Chumby Widget 002 – Japanese Alphabet!

Just finished up version 1.0 of the Japanese Syllabary Flash Card for the Chumby. It was approved in its version 0.1 stage last week, but unfortunately, when...

Why iPhone Users Scare Me

Aside from the kissy high-five/iPhone clinkyclink that I saw some guy from the Apple store do with this other guy at a Daedelus show in downtown San Francisc...

Sinbad on VmWare

So I saw a Flickr photo from MacWorld with a note on it that had someone’s head in it. The note said “Sinbad.” I was truly puzzled. Sinbad at MacWorld. Ok, i...

Plaid Looks Good to Me

I rarely end up actually liking a band more after seeing them perform live. In fact, it is mostly the case that I see a performer live and can’t bring myself...

Happy Birthday Karel Čapek (and robots)

Today is the birthday of Karel Čapek, who is attributed with popularizing the term “robot,” which he introduced in his 1921 play “Rossum’s Universal Robots” ...

Bizarre Clipboard Problem

This has happened to me a couple of times using TextMate (probably has occurred elsewhere without consequences that I noticed). Every once in a long while, I...

Chumby Widget 001 – Invader Drones

Finally uploaded the first test Chumby widget this weekend. Invader Drones is a simple widget with limited interactive capabilities. I originally created th...

Data Anomolies

I’ve been poking around lately working on getting some design ideas together and investigating some technical possibilities, as well as backing up some old ...

2007

Advanced Excerpt for WordPress

I recently started getting back into looking around at WordPress coding, as I finally upgraded after quite a while and noted the new available features (incl...

Paul

Sadly, I found out today that my friend Paul Elkins died a couple of weeks ago. I hadn’t heard from him in a couple of weeks, and I think his illness must ha...

Widgetal Leakage

All I have to say is “Wow!” What a leak! I was working today on, well, what I work on at work, which is mainly javascript programming for the VMware WebAcces...

Miracle Work

Well, its seems that Sonny Perdue is pulling out the stops and is bringing in the big guns to solve the drought problem in Georgia. As there is a severe wate...

Teach iTunes to Growl on Command

Update: Changed the script to make the formatting better and include the album art of the track. Thanks to Freek in the comments below for a couple of ideas....

From Kyoto

Well, of course, communicating from Japan whilst originally from the US makes things a tad difficult. I`m wondering at the moment if the iPhone or a windows ...

1 Day to Tokyo

Testing out the phone access to plains from the phone on the way to Santa Monica for the afternoon. Leaving for Tokyo tomorrow with no exact plans yet except...

Amy Winehouse <3 Terrorbird?

So, um, yeh. The Terrorbird one year anniversary “blow-out” was this past Saturday at 111 Minna in downtown SF. Thanks to the fact that I have subscribed to ...

ToneShared.com

A friend turned me onto <a href=”www.toneshared.com”>toneshared.com</a> the other day and I’ve been meaning to give it a little plug. Toneshared ...

[Anti-transit] Parking Initiative

For a polititcal moment, which I don’t often indulge in — I heard about this petition last night that is going around the city that is trying to get support ...

Nick Cave Heart Plato

Whilst warming some soup and sipping sports drinks on a Saturday afternoon chatting with the ghost of Linda Blair about how to evict the demon that has taken...

iTunes Emancipation Proclamation?

Forgot my glasses today, but from what I can make out, it seems that iTunes has just now introduced DRM free iTunes Plus, which is a great start to something...

Verbal Assault: Commodus

Commodus, interestingly enough, is etymologically the Latin root for both commodity and commode. I was thinking that it was interesting that the two words ar...

Now Hiring: Smashing Pumpkins Attendees

That’s right folks, the Smashing Pumpkins are going to make seeing them a full time job for you and your San Francisco friends during the last 2 WEEKS of Jul...

Spiderman on Ice

Danger, spoilers, sort of, ahead. So director Sam Raimi got me thinking this time. The beautiful thing about trilogies, quadrogies, quintogies, sextogies is ...

Quotes: regarding teenage lightning

Somehow, every time I drag out the Coil these days, I remember something clever that I can attribute to the band members. I’m not a total freak for the band,...

Microhoo vs. The Demons

Microsoft + Yahoo! = Microhoo?! Just heard yesterday about the apparent talks between Microsoft and Yahoo regarding a possible merger or acquisition. Is this...

Kicking the Flock Tires

Thought I’d give Flock a shot after a friend recommended trying it out for doing Flickr photo uploads. First of all, its an interesting little browser. ...

Hi ho.

Thanks and so long to Kurt Vonnegut who died yesterday at the age of 84. Thanks Kurt, for warning us against the dangers of inopportune time travel — James C...

My Lost Download

I received an email yesterday with the puzzling title “iTunes: Your Lost Download”. Needless to say, I was eager to figure out what the hell this was suppose...

Dear Steve, meet Devendra.

So. Steve, are you trying to get on my good side as a progressive mover and shaker in the world of digital music, or are you trying to step out from under th...

Holy Grind House!

Somehow, I managed to catch up on some movie trailers today, and was severely throttled by the trailer for the upcoming Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Taran...

Atlas Van Lines Poor Service, Chapter 1

I thought that I would relay (finally) my ongoing experience with the poor claims process at Atlas Van Lines. This is the first chapter, which covers the tim...

Delicious vs. Google Bookmarks

For those of you already familiar with both, you can read no further. I’ve been trying out both of these entities lately. Delicious works rather well, and in...

Quicksilver + Delicious

So, having become a devotee of sorts of the OSX application Quicksilver, I’ve been looking for a few different ways to integrate it into my work flow a littl...

Quote for the Day

From an article discussing the One Laptop Per Child project XO laptop: “In fact, one of the saddest but most common conditions in elementary school computer ...

2006

Textmate: Run Command in Terminal

Maybe this exists already – I couldn’t find it, so I just wrote it. Of course, I am putting this here as code, but one day I’ll publish a new bundle of TextM...

W810i as Modem

This will be a short one, but hopefully informative for someone because the information is not readily available. I recently got a new phone plan, and with i...

Quotes: regarding frogs.

…Was reminded this morning by a friend (referring to how tight a particular network was) of one of my favorite movie quotes from the 1990 film Reflecting Ski...

Hi ho, Quicksilver

Ok, so some software updates in my workflow first. My tryout period for PathFinder expired a couple of days ago. I wasn’t impressed enough with it to pay and...

Taqueria El Toro, San Francisco

I stopped tonight at 17th and Valencia for a bit of food at Taqueria El Toro. The line had caught my eye one time before when I was on my way to Pakwan (whic...

King of Thai Noodle, San Francisco

Its not the easiest to find goods eats in a new city, so I thought I’d start putting together a few notes about places around where I end up eating, primaril...

Jslint OSX

So for some reason before I had looked for jslint for doing error checking for javascript and found the one at jslint.com, which requires the installation of...

Jslint in TextMate

The previous post detailed a way to simply run JsLint from TextMate. I put together this shell script that can be run as a command on the selected files in t...

SLOW OSX Finder

First of all, trying out Path Finder, which is a pretty cool little app that does a good bit of stuff that the OSX Finder doesn’t do as well. Maybe more on t...

Random: Third Uncle

There are 7565 tracks in my iTunes current rotation smart playlist, including 3 Bauhaus albums and 3 Brian Eno albums. Strangely enough iTunes just chose to ...

Squidman for local proxy plus Adium

So my work these days is a bit more locked down than in previous engagements, which makes for some interesting problems. Actually, its not too bad, but unfor...

Alias adds to OSX Terminal

Since my latest job has gotten me using the Terminal in OSX much moreso than I used to, I’ve had to bone up on my unix (and linux) commands. Unfortunately, w...

Textmate Open to New Project Window

Something that has bothered me for a while in TextMate is that in the project drawer you can open a single file in a new window. Often, I like to open a new ...

Looking for Mice

So, I’m in the market for a cordless mouse for my new San Francisco work. Today I stumbled on this one, the Logitech MX 610. I like the logitech mice usually...

Geeks will know to laugh.

Thought this was funny. Got an email today from AirTran regarding online check-in for my flight to San Francisco. This would be a great little “this is broke...

3d Nightmare Before Christmas

Holy Boogedy! Well check this out. So 3d movies have so far been pretty much campy failures that look ridiculous on television re-run broadcasts (hello Jaws ...

Atlanta FlexCar?

Apparently so. I’m a bit shocked actually, but I guess time will tell how successful it will be. Atlanta will be one of 8 cities in the US sporting the FlexC...

OSX VNC vs. Remote Desktop (+COTVNC)

Just a quick blurb on this one, something of which I wasn’t aware until recently. I had a while ago looked into Apple’s remote desktop protocol, as I have an...

Shift WOW Cover

I don’t often get interested enough in the shift.co.jp covers to comment about them, but this one now is pretty cool. Currently, see http://www.shift.jp.org/...

As2Api and RubyScript2Exe (darwinized)

I recently sat down and took a look at as2api, which seems to be the most recommended JavaDoc exporter for actionscript. Once I had everything figured out, i...

Keep Alive in Transmit

Thanks to folks at Panic.com for a speedy reply to my inquiry. I have had a problem for some time with a couple of FTP servers killing or timing out my conne...

Smb Connector Applescript

*Update (2007-01-05) – forgot to change this a long while ago, but was looking at some posts online and remembered that I hadn’t updated this. The .nsmbrc fi...

Interfacing in Actionscript

It wasn’t until recently that I actually had the occasion where it made/makes a good bit of sense to use interfaces in any of my flash projects. Part of the ...

Lastfm + jukebox

So I recently signed up for an account at Lastfm.com (intafon), which for those unknowing is like a version of flickr mixed with MySpace where you have playl...

OSX Graceful SMB Dismount (umount)

For the time being – until I get some extra code cash, I’ve switched back over to Eclipse, as I’ve been doing a good bit of Flash and Javascript coding, and ...

TextMate – Continue Block Comment

The current release of TextMate seems to be missing the capability to allow for the auto continuation of block comments when editing actionscript files. To f...

Open Spaces

So, my question for the day is, how long can Apple keep usurping technologies from smaller vendors before it is no longer seen as the good guy? I guess the a...

TextMate Blogging

Just trying out here the interesting feature in TextMate that allows you to post and edit entries to your blog. I’ve never been super big on the ability to p...

See ya Sid, hello virtual SF

Well, somehow the news reported today that Sid Barrett died at the age of 60. I say somehow because the news orgs reported it today, but apparently he died o...

Transit Diary #2 :: Atlanta :: WHACK!

This has less to do with the train system in Atlanta and more with my neighborhood, but nonetheless, it has to do with my trip to the train station for the m...

VMWare On Mac OSX Coming?

This article just popped up on the macrumors site: VMWare On Mac OSX Coming?. Due to my connections to VMware, I’m pretty excited to see this kind of news ci...

Default Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts

So I’ve not actually used any of the keyboard commands in Gmail until today. I used Control-I to italicize something — anyway, it occurred to me that it woul...

Just a bug, not satan.

So my co-worker just asked me to come see something at his desk. Upon inspection of his monitor, I was able to see a small bug crawling around the screen of ...

Testing Syntax Coloring/ Drawing Class

The following is a drawing class that I’ve used for the past year or so. I’m kind of using this article to test out various ways of doing syntax coloring in ...

Transit Debris :: Atlanta

This is an ongoing list of debris that I encounter on a daily basis. The criteria for making this list is that it has to be some thing or group of things tha...

Hierarchical Menu Traversal for the Ppl

Well, as it was the most productive part of my day today, I decided to go ahead and impart it to the web. I’m sure there are plenty of examples out there…but...

No Traspasar

20060503184521 zire Originally uploaded by intafon.

A Little Disturbing Light

Experiment :: After a few hours or so of working on your powerbook, leave your right hand resting on the area in front of the keyboard. Now unplug the power ...

Flickr Phun

So a couple of days ago I started the arduous task of uploading my archived mobile device photos to Flickr (user name intafon). I have uploaded a large numbe...

Post LA and Flickr

Well, we actually got back from LA last week, but I’ve been a bit under the weather. Anyway, maybe I’ll post some more later, but I had to post something bec...

Ides of March vs. Starbucks D.O.S.

Ya know, I wish I knew about this earlier – free Starbucks coffee on the Ides of March from 10am to noon. Today is the day we celebrate “Et tu, Brute?” (or “...

PI DAY

Hello everyone, please remember to observe Pi Day today. On a less round note, I need to try to get a shot of it on the way home, but I was impressed this mo...

slacking and the 5m4r7f0n3

Its been a while since I’ve posted anything. Had a bit of a dry spell, and after 8 months of insanity, my brain is taking time off. Went to the georgia aquar...

Oblique Strategies iChat Status

Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt’s Oblique Strategies were published a few times as a set of cards — the idea being to choose a card at random when you were stuck...

Flash SWF Load: OSX vs. Windows

Just a quick note to mark one subtle difference between the way that the Flash player loads and initializes .swf files that have been loaded into another mov...

2005

Vincent Schiavelli

Just a quick note to say so long and thanks for all the weirdness to everyone’s favorite Italian Red Lectroid, Vincent Schiavelli. Most people know him as th...

Creating a True MovieClip Sub-Class

My friend Alan and I had talked about this about 6 months ago. Suppose that you want to have an AS 2.0 Class that extends MovieClip, and you would like to “i...

H5N1 Wear

Fun shirts (and thongs?!) :: http://www.cafepress.com/h5n1/883646. Just in time for christmas.

FDT and the Class Template

There seems to be a problem with the Class creation wizard in the FDT plug-in for Eclipse. If you change the Class template using the Eclipse template editor...

Deyel PHP Photogallery Updated

I finally got around to making some changes to the Deyel PHP photogallery. Using the template.inc class/script from the open-source PHPLib project, Deyel now...

Flash/Eclipse/ASDT Empty Class Template

If you use Eclipse with MTASC and ASDT for working on your actionscript 2.0 classes, one of the handy little features is the ability to create a new class us...

Last day in Firenze

Today is the last day in Firenze, which has been the nicest place so far in Italy. Composing this without the Palm keyboard, so gonna keep it short. So, shor...

On to Firenze!

13:35 – just finished writing the last w entries to catch up. We are now on the way to Firenze, which is a much more scenic route than that to Roma (although...

Roma, Italia

Today we did Rome. We arrived late on the 13th and went straight from the train to our hotel, the Aquarium, which is a pretty good economico deal that is a b...

Milano, Italia

Second day in Italia, currently staying with our friend Tristam in Milano. Milan is a smallish town, with much more graffiti than in the states. There is als...

New Playground in East Point

The event actually happened on 27 October 2005, but here are the pictures from the big playground project that over a hundred people (including me) volunteer...

SteelePlus.com Site Launch

Phase 1 of the www.SteelePlus.com site launched today. SteelePlus is a local advertising firm that wanted an experimental/exploratory site that allowed for i...

Creating [World] Maps in/for Flash

I have worked on too many projects that require the use of a world map in flash (and I say this because its always difficult to find a good one to use that i...

The Ring vs. Photoshop

Check this out. This is what happens when the dead girl from the ring meets photoshop, or..erm, maybe just when photoshop IS the girl from the ring and steps...

Creative Commons

I’ve been building a little library of code, some of which I am going to post to the site when I get my ____ together, and was looking at the Creative Common...

MCE Redskins Application

This little blog was down during the end of the fray, so I forgot to mention this on the site. I haven’t yet updated my portfolio site, so I’ll just have to ...

Shining Example

This is a shining example of how you can make your day go from not-so-good to great. Its called spin. Many politicians already know how great this can make t...

ignoreWhite and condenseWhite

Since most of my time programming has been spent doing games and more complex programmatic gamey type interfaces, I’ve missed out on using some of Flash’s mo...

Class Binding in AS 2.0

So for those of you/us that have been using Actionscript 2.0 and building projects that have gotten a bit sizable, there’s a handy little trick that I though...

Not a Giant Squid

This is what I get for getting sucked into looking at pictures of the giant squid photographed by those Japanese scientists…a link to this 1006_051006_python...

Campfire Headphase

I finally got to give the new BOC album Campfire Headphase a good listen, thanks to the good graces of a friend of mine. I had heard that the new album was m...

Work, Sites and 1-bit Sounds

In the middle now of slamming together a new site for a local advertising firm, Steele+, which has ended up taking a considerable amount of my time, although...

$10000 Gel

I purchased the “Staples” brand gel wristrest the other day, having realized that the one I had been using was several years old and was looking kind of gros...

July 25, 2005

Neck deep in the work now. Currently working the most on an interactive television application for an NFL team with the Atlanta company BeyondZ, building the...

March 18, 2005

Well, it was a little bit time for a little bit vacation. I’m working today on some personal work while listening to the planes fly into LAX. I just entered ...

AS 1.0 MovieClip Extensions

I decided to re-release this list of prototype functions for actionscript 1.0 that augment the feature set of the MovieClip class. To use, simply add #includ...

March 10, 2005

Went exploring yesterday online since I had not heard anything in while regarding two of my old electronic favorites, Boards of Canada and Coil. The BOC webs...

Games Symposium

Working at Studiocom still. Registered today for the games symposium being held at Georgia Tech. Check it out :: http://gameworlds.gatech.edu/</u></...

2004

Sub Game

Still working at Studiocom as a game developer – check out http://www.cokemusic.com/home/index.jsp?section=shark for the latest, a submarine lander game.

may 20 update

For my birthday this past Tuesday I got a new job. I will now be working full-time at Studiocom as a game developer.

may 11 update

Worked some more on Deyel yesterday, bringing close to the first release point. Also working on finding a good source for t-shirt printers for future t-shirt...

Panel Discussion

I will be speaking on a panel discussion for TIMA on April 27th, regarding the mix of creativity, technology, and profit in the world of interactive project ...

Deyel upgraded

Today Deyel, a PHP driven photo-journal featuring only photos taken from my phone with the camera attachment, got an upgrade to include a counter. It is not ...

Deyel on the Way

Today marks the pre-launch of Deyel, which is a PHP driven photo-journal featuring only photos taken from my (currently) sony-ericsson t300 phone with the ca...

Flat(ulence)tery

So today I discovered that the style pirates invaded my site and pasticheonline. I won’t give their site credit, but lets just say that they are a “gallery” ...

Ssssslllloooowwww

Things have slowed down again in the work front, so other things have picked back up. Pasticheonline.net has nearly been restored after our server problems f...

2002

Bowling

Well, I’ve decided to put together a little game site here at plasticstare, since I seem to be getting some work doing that. Check out the games section belo...

UpdatesSoon.

pastiche magazine is still online and going strong. i am taking the opportunity now to also update my portfolio – check out new adds in the actimeteric secti...

Pastiche02.

pastiche magazine is reimplemented using a publishing engine.

RefacePort02.

new surface created for the [portfolio section][1] of plasticstare [1]: loadpop.html?corpmodu/index.html corpmodu 691 401 ...

Pastiche01.

yet again, work commences on http://www.pasticheonline.net, an online magazine featuring ramblings, articles, artwork, and events predominantly in atlanta. f...

Life01.

interactive flash cover featured on http://www.lifeformproject.com. check out the lifeform project website for news on happenings in the electronic music sce...