This JAMM post takes us to Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde with an awesome display of card manipulation by An Ha. The routine starts off pretty standard for card manipulation routines but then moves on. He adds color and rhythm in such a jaw dropping way. By the end he gets a well deserved standing ovation. Many fellow magicians look on with childish grins on their faces.
Used to be, my wife and I would watch Xena, Warrior Princess together on TV. The show, by itself, had some very funny moments. However both Xena and Hercules had a reoccurring character that was quite silly. No, not talking about Ted Raimi's Joxer the Mighty (though I loved him to) but the King of Thieves - Autolycus, played by B as in B-movie (or is that Burn Notice?) Bruce Campbell.
There are shortcuts for Flash Builder common features but Project-->Clean... isn't one of them. Eclipse has an interesting Keyboard Shortcut in CTRL+3 - Quick Access. The Quick Access shortcut allows you to hit the shortcut then just start typing the name of the feature you want to use - and there is a big list available to you in Eclipse. A bonus to the Quick Access shortcut is that the last feature you used can be used by hitting return. So to set up a shortcut for Project-->Clean there are just a couple steps.
Dad's on TV keep changing. I can't speak much for what came before my time but I can say it has been dismal for a while. Pop-culture dads were showing up bafoonish, in the form of Homer Simpson and wannabes or weren't even existant at all. To be fair, real dads are and should be silly at times but I think the lack of good role models made it easy for us to let ourselves off the hook. Really, this father image was just an extension of the acceptable male image of the time. What happens when the dumb, milquetoast, codependent guy finally becomes a dad?
So I have been an avid Adobe user for quites some time now. I've been using their tools for many years and, even though I'm not much of an artist, I've been known to use Photoshop from time to time. So when I saw someone link a video that said "Fotoshop by Adobé" I had to check it out. Even if it was bad, being an Adobe nerd I might get a chuckle or two.
In last week's Flash Friday post I wrote about using resource bundles to handle embedded fonts. I also left out any instructions about how to set up your project to use resource bundles, instead telling the reader to search the interwebs. I also said I would provide one of my own instructions so here it is.
At the eginning of each year, people make resolutions of how they are going to change. I am not different. This year I have already written about one of my resolutions in the new year. This year another of my resolutions has to do with my Men's Studies. Recently Men's Group 101, a partnership between Tripp Lanier(The New Man Podcast) and Jayson Gaydiss, had a New Year sale on their program. The sale seemed good and I was in a resolution mode so I purchased it.
One of the people who was parto of EMC in 2010 and again in 2011, probably because he is one of the people behind it, is Marco Tempest. The thing I liked in 2010 and 2011 from Marco is his use of technology. He is updating old tricks with the new technology and new media. He is creating all sorts of magic that may not have ever been seen before.
As we enter the 2012 election year, we can already see things heating up on the political front. What does that mean fothe rest of us? Lots of great humor will be coming out over the next year that will have us LOLing and ROFLing.
If you've been working with Flash for a while, especially FlashBuilder, you've probably heard of resource bundles. If you are like me you heard they had something to do with localization. Then you quickly forgot about them. The truth is they aren't only for localization. In fact, they are a really good way to centralize and manage resources in actionscript project. They also happen to work really well for localization. So if they do more than just localization, what are resource bundles.
As we end 2011 one of my resolutions is to once again re-acquaint myself with the magical arts. In the past year I haven't really been practicing at all. At the same time, early last year there was a joke where I mentioned the phrase "Magician 24/7" and it turned into a thing that led to the picture you see at the top of this article. On the other hand I learned a lot about how I can be practice that will bring the joy back into magic. I got this insight from my study of improvisational comedy.