two years after this post, what is the state of AS3 development under Linux?
Well, I will tell you upfront, it is looking much brighter.
Let us review what is needed:
- A nice IDE with code completion and project management
- A debugger for tracing output
- A compiler for creating swfs (if other formats are available, that would be nice too)
If you are looking for a decent setup under Ubuntu 10.04 (or 10.10), read along.Ste Read the rest of this entry »
for those of you that are running out of gifts ideas, here are a three things you can get that are not expensive and that allow you to be helping the Lebanese artistic scene all the while:
Great music from Lebanon’s greatest band
Very nice movies from Lebanon’s upcoming talents (shameless self-promotion: features a yelomovie too!)
Very interesting book about our beloved city’s talkative walls
[edit 2: new updated article! Check it out here]
[edit: I am not sure this article is still relevant. Still interesting, but not exhaustive. There is a few new methods I did not know about (thanks tom) that I have to try...See the comments for more details]
Ok, I have been trying to code in AS3 in Ubuntu.
All I can say is Adobe is not making an easy life to the coder who doesn’t want to use Windows.
I have been on the lookout for a solution for quite some time now…Just to be clear from the start: I did not find a suitable answer. But keep on reading, there is half-baked solutions here.
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Sometimes you need to work in a software that does not support anything besides square pixels format; for example, you might have to use Adobe Flash, but the final output is a PAL or NTSC format. You will have problems unless you prepare your document right beforehand.
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This is a guide for naming conventions for group projects. Of course, this guide is of no use if you use some sort of version control software. But as this is not always possible or even desired, here is an alternative. Read the rest of this entry »
HOW TO NOT GET VIRUSES ANYMORE, EVER, EVER
Ok people it’s really easy
Really really easy.
in fact, an antivirus shouldn’t protect you from viruses. You don’t really need an antivirus. You need it only as a double-backup. The first check should be your brain. Anyway, to tell you the truth, most virus threats, your antivirus cannot protect you from them, because: Read the rest of this entry »
Hello, welcome to Xannax’s Tutorial for Formatting your PC. This is a handy tutorial for people that do not understand how a format is done, what it is for, and so on. It is intended as a knowledge base as well as a guide. It will probably not help anyone who is a veteran of windows, but hopefully, it will be a lifesaver to lots of people. Read the rest of this entry »
In case you want to know more, read this, or else, bypass and jump to the “characters” chapter.
I am not trying to teach how to write a story. Many people, more skilled than me, have written books, essays, and are giving classes about scenarios at this very moment, while you are reading this. I am not much of a theory person. What I truly think about scenario is that anyone could write one. In fact, I think your average illiterate guy has probably a better shot at storytelling than you. If you tell him a story, he will say right away if it is boring or if he wants to know more. Our problem, us storytellers, whether we are movie makers, writers or comic books artists, is that we think too much. We have too much theories, categories and names for everything. However, we cannot go back. Once you know, you know. But when I get stuck while writing a story, which happens more or less every time I must come up with a story, I find that after all theories can help. Read the rest of this entry »
Here are a few notes about punctuation. This article can end many many long pointless conversations, so keep it at hand. I have not written a single line in this article. It is all copy-pasted from other sources I cannot quite recall right now.
1. Comma splices (commas used incorrectly between two complete sentences or main clauses, as in I just love those commas, they’re so much fun; instead use periods, semicolons, dashes, or conjunctions between complete sentences); especially with: Read the rest of this entry »
Those are collected bits on how to write a proper business letter. I am going to post them here once and for all. It might come in handy.
Business Letters (in the United States) usually contain the following information (in this order): Read the rest of this entry »