Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Technobio, One More Time

I talked about my video game history in the last technobio so I suppose I'll discuss software in this one. I suppose. I guess.

I more or less ignored any sort of digital media software program until I became involved in online communities. By the very nature of these communities, having something "permanent" like a website was important. A website granted the community some legitamcy that it would otherwise lack. So, at the ripe age of uh 14 or 15, I, um, acquired copies of Dreamweaver and Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro and went to town.


I am still a firm believer of being self taught on any sort of digital media software. Training sessions are nice but I believe that anyone who will actually use and do something with the software has already found a way to learn it. Unless the workshop has a specific point (like the government video conference I attended in Washington DC last October), they're usually pretty pointless. I avoid Intro sessions like I do religious fanatics.


So I toiled around with those programs for a few years, eventually abandoning Dreamweaver for coding in Notepad or Wordpad (which I fully recognize as rather dumb and an inefficient use of time. I need to acquire a coding/compiling program like BBEdit).

It's kind of hard to remember now. At some point I went to college and learned Flash. After I was hired into the digital video production studio I became exposed to a plethora of software. Adobe Premiere, Adobe Encore, iMove, iDVD, Adobe After Effects, Movie Maker, Final Cut Pro, Audio Audition, and many others. It's come to the point where I can sit in front of any program for the first time and figure out most of the basics in about 15 minutes.

Before I came to ASTP I ordered for the digital video production studio two new G5 with ridiculous hardware specs. 4.5 gigs of ram, dual lcd monitors, two of those new Mighty Mice, an MBox with Pro Tools, the full current Macromedia package, Final Cut studio, and the Adobe CS2 Suite (which comes with so much software it is mindboggling). I'm eager to get back so that I can start experimenting with all of this new software and hardware.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

these guys are doing what i'm trying to do but so much cooler

pretty neat

Monday, August 08, 2005


currently working on the formatting of the collage

i guess if anyone has any interesting ideas for formatting or how to present the collage, i would be open to hearing about them

Thursday, August 04, 2005

man i am all kinds of hungry at the moment

Thanks for the suggestions, Nick and Alex. Nick I plan on taking you up on your offer to help me figure it out, but that may wait until early next week.

Because I became frustrated with the uploading images portion of the project, I decided to take a break from it and move to the displaying random images portion, which you can see the beginnings of right here:

Nothing special yet, just a few images I found lying around to stick in the folder (manually, unfortunately). I think I'll spend today and tomorrow experimenting with the design and implementation of the collage on the site.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005




sorry that it's an image, if there's a way to post html into this thing without it becoming embedded, i didn't figure it out

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Project Update

I dusted off the old php script I had started working on ages ago for this particular project. After looking over it and reworking it a little bit, I gave it a test. Haha, still no go, of course.

So now I have a couple of questions. Is there something wrong with the code or is the webserver I'm using not properly set up to do what I need it do? Gotta love de-bugging...

Friday, July 29, 2005

We all knew it was coming

Google and Amazon will rule the world.

The prophecy confirmed.