Trying to convert Flash stuff to HTML5 using Flash CC.
It's not going well.
File is massive, takes a century to publish a file, and when it does it turns out to be broken thanks to one tiny change in a line of code.
This is all Apple's fault; if they had just allowed Flash everything would be a lot simpler.
Friday, 8 August 2014
Trying to convert Flash stuff to HTML5 using Flash CC.
Sunday, 18 November 2012
There's a full sized, proper Blogger app for iPad. Which mean, yes, another test post. Hurrah!
The mobile app is a bit shit in terms of posting pictures, you have no control over size and often images exceed the post borders. So maybe this will work better. I hope so, it'll make posting teh Artz a lot easier....
Not holding my breath though, can't see any controls.
Saturday, 3 November 2012
But I am also getting on board with Gallery of Mo.
GO DO IT NOW MY FRIENDS
Posted by Ash Collins at 5:19 a.m.
Saturday, 6 October 2012
Because it's soon going to be election time and the internet has revealed that there are genuinely American people out there who don't think that Mitt Romney is an evil, poor-hating gay-bashing moron, and that Obama is actually a Bad Man.
If they end up electing Romney, will they be as fucked as we are with David Cameron for a leader?
Posted by Ash Collins at 8:54 a.m.
Friday, 5 October 2012
Thursday, 5 July 2012
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
If someone were to have read all my posts since I started this blog (unlikely - not even my fiancé reads this bilge), they would likely be infuriated by the number of posts declaring themselves to be a test of some new app or piece of software. This time, I am merely attempting to ascertain the viability of constructing web posts on an iPad (my fiance's I wouldn't buy one of these lol). Well, that's it. Farewell, random reader who possibly stumbled upon this blog and now regrets reading all this crap!
Posted by Ash Collins at 8:25 a.m.
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Sunday, 16 October 2011
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Thursday, 11 August 2011
My fiancée has a comic up on potluck comics, I'd really appreciate it you'd go take a look at it and share it!
Posted by Ash Collins at 12:33 p.m.
Saturday, 9 April 2011
I may have mentioned a while ago that Kei and I did some work on Storm, an animated beat poem by Tim Minchin; and now it’s finally been uploaded to YouTube and it looks great! Major props to Director DC Turner and all the other Kick-Ass peoples who worked on it!
Monday, 21 February 2011
Monday, 20 September 2010
Friday, 4 June 2010
Sunday, 13 December 2009
This blog has been knocking around for so long now that many of the links on the sidebar are defunct. Time to hack away at some of the decay and maybe include some new ones, I think.
Also, the other day I was bemoaning the fact that women have much cooler clothes available than men, including hats, but I managed to find a new hat that I liked. Yes, it may be brown and woolly, but it covers my ears and my newly-shaved head (which is important now that the weather is starting to get a bit cold). It may well be a bit of a granny hat, but it does the trick.
Note: my aforementioned shaved-head is so stubbly that it acts like velcro, making removing or adjusting said hat a bit fiddly.
Did I really spent two-thirds of a blog post talking about a hat? You’d better believe I fucking did.
Posted by Ash Collins at 5:32 a.m.
Monday, 30 November 2009
Last Thursday my back started hurting so badly that by 2am I couldn’t breathe. May have had something to do with falling down the stairs on my back twice in the last two weeks, but whatever. It’s starting to hurt a bit less now.
Also, let’s see if this Flickr plugin thing works:
Hey look at that, it’s my boy!
Posted by Ash Collins at 3:03 p.m.
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Between us, Kei and I must have taken over a thousand photos of baby Milo since his birth (and the poor sod’s only 8 weeks old!), but yesterday I dug out Kei’s old* mini DV camcorder so that we could capture those moments not quite so suited to digital stills – ie, him flailing his arms and shouting gibberish, like a very small drunk.
It’s been good fun, and I anticipate that soon my external hard drive will be filled with hours of footage that are of no interest to anyone but his doting parents :)
In other news, I finally got a Google Wave invite from Bob! Now I was never quite sure how Wave was supposed to work or what it was supposed to do, but from the moment it was announced I wanted in; mainly because a) it’s made by Google, and b) it’s new. So yeah, me and about 3 people I know are on there. I like it, but it’s hard to describe; kind of like emails, but that can also be public, like Twitter, but with realtime editing and a slew of options for embedding media and such.
This morning I did find out how to search public Waves, so I’ve been talking to random people and finding out how some of the other features work, which is really cool, so it’s not so bad that so few of my friends are on here. I guess the only thing to do is keep playing with it and see how it gradually develops; maybe it’ll grow into something as all-pervasive as Twitter, or maybe Google will give up on it and drop it like a hot bag of shit. Who knows?
*old as in, bought in about 2005. Not really old, but already quite dated…
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Saturday, 14 November 2009
Let’s face it, Dreamworks haven’t exactly made a lot of great animated films. Kung Fu Panda was fantastic, but that was a rare blip in a history of ok (Monsters vs. Aliens) and terrible (the Shreks) films.
But lo! Here is a trailer for a new Dreamworks offering that not only features some nice animation and non-hideous character models, but also seems to not completely rely on dated pop-culture references.
Just a shame about the terrible voice acting of the lead character, really.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Day two of Argos training: complete. Now I know the mysterious inner workings of the big place where they keep all the stuff that you buy! It’s not bad so far, pretty straightforward like. It’s a shame that it’s only for the Christmas period. I don’t think I have the will to look for another job afterwards.
That’s all I have to say really, other than that I feel really, really, really tired, and that my showreel is taking longer to finish than it really should.
Posted by Ash Collins at 3:23 p.m.
Saturday, 7 November 2009
In terms of animation, and art in general, French people seem to inexplicably kick arse (look at some of the stuff coming from Gobelins…). Just look at this trailer I found – I’m assuming it’s French purely because the people involved in creating it are called things like Charles Lefebvre and Thierry River – how do they bloody do it?
Friday, 6 November 2009
That Argos interview must have gone alright – they said they would call everyone later in the afternoon to let them know whether or no they had been successful, and sure enough, come 6:51pm, they called to say I’d got the job.
Or they would have if I hadn’t been using the toilet.
I got the voicemail message, and tried to call back (as they asked) to discuss contracts and start dates and whatnot, but couldn’t get a fucking answer.
I tried calling again this morning, again to no avail. I will try again this afternoon. But as far as I know, I am now employed. See the look of joy upon my features:
Posted by Ash Collins at 5:17 a.m.
Thursday, 5 November 2009
I have another interview at Argos today.
Yes well last month they phoned me, twice, to ask me about my application, and even invited me for a group interview.
I didn’t get anywhere with this, but then yesterday they asked me to come to the big branch in the retail park for an interview.
So fingers crossed, ‘cos I really need a fucking job now.
Posted by Ash Collins at 3:52 a.m.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Kei finally went and got a new PC (that she will actually be able to get some work done on, rather than needing to use my laptop). It’s a Packard Bell quad core beast, that comes with the brand new and shiny Windows 7 (64bit).
And what can I say? Other than, it’s nice. I think someone at Microsoft sat down and finally listened to what people thought, and designed a UI that doesn’t feel like a labyrinthine insult to the end user – even if it does look like a Vista update rather than a replacement. It’s made me want to shell out £59 quid to install it on my computer now, thought I can’t find a job and the job centre have neglected to pay me any jobseeker’s allowance yet, so fuck knows how long before that’ll happen.
Posted by Ash Collins at 12:16 p.m.