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Updated the About page

The title says it all. Nothing fancy or major to post so far.

-Dan/Flame

Twisted Hunt MADNESS!!! (and Second Life in a nutshell)

The Twisted Hunt is a Second Life grid wide event that occurs in March and (I think) October of every year. Big store owners join in by offering a free gift if someone finds a small box that contains a free prize. Last time, over 240 store owners participated. This time, our company is part of the other 170 companies that joined in.Okarthel Twisted Hunt Snapshot Read the rest of this page »

New Theme and Header!

Why do things work when you about to give up? Why do things break when you first use it?

I have no idea, but in either case, I finally got a ‘header’ uploaded and installed a new theme. Huzza!

-Dan/Flame

Weird Thing About Hot Glue…

It’s not a glue at all; it’s a wax.

If you spray water on it, it’ll cool the surface immediately, but the core will still be ‘molten.’ This makes repairing things interesting in that you can quickly use it to do layers for structural integrity.

Some people claim the better the gun, the better your work will turn out. My $1 hot glue gun seems to be doing just fine, so I can only imagine the $10 version’s various spectrum of projects mine can’t do.

The last sentence was sarcasm pieced together with my $1 hot glue gun.

-Dan/Flame

Should Setups Follow Proper Coding?

A bit torn with the coding of my vendor system’s setup file. It’s entirely PHP which means I can do fancy stuff, but where I am torn is echoing the whole page results, which will only ever be viewed once! Because the code is being generated by another coding system and because you are only going to run this setup once, I see no reason to have to do <!DOCTYPE> stuff. A bigger reason is because the text data is very basic and really just needs to be informed to the user about basic things.

Now is there a better way to provide the information other than using echo? Most likely, but I have yet to learn that yet and at this point, it doesn’t fully matter. It would be nicer to keep standard other than just the first page, but then again, the pages won’t be revisited anyway so I don’t see any major reasons for obeying it.

I blame college.

-Dan/Flame

YouTube Test…

What I find interesting is that WordPress seems very serious about correcting the HTML I enter in like it doesn’t care. I guess it is helpful in some cases, but this auto-correcting is driving me slightly insane.

What I find odd is how YouTube wants to make use of iframes, which isn’t too compatible with many older browsers. However, with HTML5 on its way, I guess it’s better to plan ahead. As for my vendor system, I still plan to include a ‘lynx’ mode where it doesn’t use iframes or javascripts.

So about the video: it’s pretty old, but it shows my eye blinking module for cosplay costumes. This is far from the final product, but as a prototype, it is working very well. I’m now using some transistors to control the signals and it is working out. I’ll be posting another video later.

-Flame

PS – Yes I used paragraph tags, but WordPress removes them immediately.

Hello world! (aka, whatever WordPress decided to post in my place)

Oh how wonderful it is to see a fresh, empty blog site. It’s much like getting a new car, if only the new car would suddenly appear at any location I choose it to be at like a Delorean.

So then, while I try to familiarize myself with the actual WordPress system (which has changed ever so greatly in the versions I’ve seen it in prior to now), I guess I will mostly use this for updates on my vendor system, nicknamed Naverous. I’m in the middle of finishing version 2 of the system to replace the initial one created four years ago. I’ve never had to really heavily change Naverous v1 for these past four years, so I’m hoping Naverous v2 will live up to its predecessor.

I might as well use it for also my animatronic projects, which will be targeted for cosplayers (yes, it is a word). I’ll start the next post with a YouTube embedded video to see how well it works out.

Cheers!
-Flame