Robert Gomez's blog
Recently I have discovered the joys of DOS emulation on my Windows XP machine. DOSbox is an open-source project which provide MS-DOS emulation that is tailored to gaming. There are builds for Win XP, Mac and Linux.
Okay, my initial frustration over my NewEgg order has been diminished a little. I was offered ten dollars off of a comparable product and went ahead and ordered a larger flash card. I hope my ancient Canon Powershot can handle a 512MB card. It has already destroyed a 256MB PQI card and I was concerned that it was size limited. Anyhow, I will following the tracking info to the minute if I have to this time.
I still have not done much in the way of updating this site but I needed to get some info out another horrible on-line shopping experience I have had.
What the heck happened to my site?! Well, in an effort to kick my butt in gear, and force myself to reorganize and redesign my site.
I've stripped out the look-and-feel elements and will slowly be working on applying an automated system of templates. I will also be deleting and or rearranging sections to help reign in some of the urban sprawl of my site architecture. This is a bit of an experiment. It's somewhat unsual to put the design process of a site out in the open. This should be interesting... check back soon for updates.
Some of the books I read in 2001:
Plowing the Dark by Richard Powers (4/5) • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein (5/5) • Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal by Ayn Rand (4/5) • The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli (3/5) • Albrect Dürer by Jane Hutchison (3/5)
My Flash cartoon, The Ajenda Creativity Engine, won first place (category: Entertainment/Games) in Chicago's Association for Multimedia Communication's first annual FlashFest. Second place in this category went to Rick Carton's (of Carton Cartoons) ultra-slick video for the band Cane Corso, which went on to win Best of Show.
The transition to XHTML is almost complete. The entire site has been changed to XHTML. However, not all the pages validate yet. I am going through page by page and fixing bugs tonight.
This site is creeping into the twenty-first century. I have begun the translating the code for all these pages to XHTML and have completely separated style from content with a <table> free, CSS layout!
I've added some scans of some wood engravings I made to my art gallery. These babys are for sale! Cheap! Cheap! Cheap!
Mark your calendars! Wika and I will have art on display at the Dr. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine during the month of October. The opening reception is on Friday, October 5th from 3pm-6pm. Drinks and other goodies will be served. Be there or be square.
After much trial and error I have retooled how Flash animations are inserted into my web pages. There were problems with animations not appearing on Macs or in Opera 5. If you have Flash 4 and still cannot view the movies drop me a line and please let me know what browser and platform you are using.
A bouncing brain!