Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Down the Foxhole - ActiveDen

Down the Foxhole - ActiveDen

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Adobe Flash Irony

Posted: 31 Mar 2010 06:03 PM PDT

scottwills:

There's a certain irony about Adobe whining about the iPad not displaying Flash content when Adobe don't even want to use Flash themselves… Not a SWF in sight!


http://live.flashbrighton.org/

Posted: 31 Mar 2010 12:09 PM PDT

http://live.flashbrighton.org/:

Watch the recorded Flash Brighton sessions on demand.


Have you caught the latest Envato newsletter?

Posted: 31 Mar 2010 06:09 AM PDT



Have you caught the latest Envato newsletter?


Quick Tip: How to Build a Frame Rate Counter in ActionScript 3.0

Posted: 31 Mar 2010 12:09 AM PDT

Quick Tip: How to Build a Frame Rate Counter in ActionScript 3.0:

"Frame Rate, or Frames per Second (fps), is the frequency at which an imaging device produces unique consecutive images called frames. The term applies equally well to computer graphics, video cameras, film cameras, and motion capture systems.

"Each frame is a still image; displaying frames in quick succession creates the illusion of motion. The more frames per second (fps), the smoother the motion appears.

"Measuring the fps will enable you to check the performance of your movie or application and make optimizations if necessary."


Latest From : CleanTechnica

Latest From : CleanTechnica


U.S. Air Force Pumps Up A-10C Thunderbolt II with Camelina Biofuel

Posted: 31 Mar 2010 04:24 AM PDT

The U.S. Air Force becomes the first to test run an aircraft using a camelina biofuel blendThis is a lesson to all weeds: dream big.  Camelina is a scrawny looking plant that also goes by the unflattering moniker “false flax,” yet it may turn out to be the biofuel of choice for U.S. military aircraft.  The U.S. Air Force has just announced the successful flight of an A-10C Thunderbolt II using a blend of half camelina and half conventional jet fuel, and it plans to test the blend on additional aircraft over the next couple of years.  Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy has also set its sights on camelina-based jet fuel.

Weed though it may be, camelina has also been cultivated as an oilseed crop for centuries and therein lies its charm, sustainably speaking.  Camelina been championed by a number of biofuel companies including Sustainable Oils, which has supplied camelina biofuel for both the Air Force and the Navy test runs.  The company may soon have company; Shell (yes, the petroleum company) is set on becoming the biggest of the big-oil companies to use biofuel as a profitability-booster.

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Inverter Shortage Hobbling European Solar Installations

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 07:01 PM PDT

Rapid growth of the solar photovoltaic industry in Europe in recent years has created an extremely fertile market for not only the solar photovoltaic industry, but also for the solar inverter industry. Inverters are devices that are installed in line with solar arrays to convert the direct current (DC) electricity it produces into stable, usable alternating current (AC) found in homes and on the power grid.

The market for inverters has been so robust, in fact, that analysts are suggesting the PV inverter market is set to more than double over the coming years, growing to an estimated $8 billion annually in the next four years.

But because of that healthy PV demand and the fact that there are a growing number of new entrants into the sector, the solar solar inverter industry supply chain is fluid and a bit unstable. (more…)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Down the Foxhole - ActiveDen

Down the Foxhole - ActiveDen

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Thinking in Commands: Part 2 of 2 “During this tutorial...

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 09:46 AM PDT



Thinking in Commands: Part 2 of 2

"During this tutorial we'll further extend the command framework from the first part. We'll create a scene management framework, with easily understandable and maintainable code."


I hate when it's 3am and I can't sleep because I have code in my head. :(

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 03:46 AM PDT

I hate when it's 3am and I can't sleep because I have code in my head. :(:

says Activeden Site Manager Lance Snider on Twitter.

Do you identify with that?


Create a Musical Birthday Card with Papervision3D “It’s...

Posted: 29 Mar 2010 04:00 PM PDT



Create a Musical Birthday Card with Papervision3D

"It's ActiveTuts+'s first birthday! Let's celebrate by making a musical 3D birthday card using Papervision3D and TweenMax."