We need ability to set multiple Masks

We need the ability to be able to set multiple masks on the fly.

If you do:


and then you add

mc1 gets unmasked, of course we can put mc1 and mc2 into one mc and create mc3 then we can mask mc3 as follows


But I don’t want to do it that way, period 🙂

Now since we are talking about masks, how about allowing us to fade masks? Yes I know that we can’t do that right now but hey! wouldn’t it be nice if we could do that too?

myMask._alpha = 50;

Well, lets just hope that AS3 brings some of these goodies or maybe Flash9… or Flash10?

Getting Rusty – Worst Nightmare!

I have been working with PHP/mySQL development for the past few weeks and I haven’t been asked to work on Flash ActionScript Development for a while. During the week I started to develop a simple Drop down menu. Just like any other time I sketched the drop down and wrote down how I wanted the drop down to behave.

All of the sudden I went blank when I started to write the functions and passing variables all over the movie. Not only that but I started to sweat when I realized that the scripting had to be done in AS1 instead of AS2. No that it is more difficult or anything but for some reason I just panicked.

Luckily all my memories came back soon but I was amazed at how easily you can panic when you can’t remember something. I don’t know if this has happened to any of you but if it has my most sincere sympathy 🙂

Computers, Cars and Technology

Kari, say thanks to your grandpa for this joke!



For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way
computers have enhanced our lives, read on.

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the
computer industry with the auto industry and stated, “If GM had kept up
with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving
$25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.”

In response to Bill’s comments, General Motors issued a press release
stating: If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be
driving cars with the following characteristics:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy
a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You
would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the
windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you
could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause
your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have
to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable,
five times as fast and twice as easy to drive – but would run on only
five percent of the roads.

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be
replaced by a single “This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation”
warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask “Are you sure?” before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out
and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle,
turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how
to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the
same manner as the old car.

10.You’d have to press the “Start” button to turn the engine off.


Thanks to Ian S King for this smiles from [FlashLounge]


🙂 Your basic smilie.

😉 Winky smilie. User just made a flirtatious and/or sarcastic remark. More
of a “don’t hit me for what I just said” smilie.

🙁 Frowning smilie. User did not like that last statement or is upset or
depressed about something.

:-I Indifferent smilie. Better than a Frowning smilie but not quite as good
as a happy smilie

:-> User just made a really biting sarcastic remark.

>:-> User just made a really devilish remark.

>;-> Winky and devil combined. A very lewd remark was just made.

Those are the basic ones…Here are some somewhat less common ones:

(-: User is left handed

%-) User has been staring at a green screen for 15 hours straight

:*) User is drunk

[:] User is a robot

😎 User is wearing sunglasses

B:-) Sunglasses on head

::-) User wears normal glasses

B-) User wears horn-rimmed glasses

8:-) User is a little girl

:-)-8 User is a BIG girl

:-{) User has a mustache

:-{} User wears lipstick

{:-) User wears a toupee

}:-( Toupee in an updraft

:-7 User just made a wry statement

:-[ User is a Vampire

:-E Bucktoothed vampire

:-F Bucktoothed vampire with one tooth missing

:-* User just ate something sour

:-)~ User drools

:-~) User has a cold

:’-( User is crying

:’-) User is so happy, s/he is crying

:-@ User is screaming

:-# User wears braces

:^) User has a broken nose

:v) User has a broken nose, but it’s the other way

:<) User is from an Ivy League School :-& User is tongue tied. =:-) User is a hosehead - - -:-) User is a punk rocker - - -:-( (real punk rockers don't smile) :=) User has two noses +-:-) User is the Pope or holds some other religious office `:-) User shaved one of his eyebrows off this morning ,:-) Same thing...other side |-I User is asleep |-O User is yawning/snoring :-Q User is a smoker 😕 User smokes a pipe O-) Megaton Man On Patrol! (or else, user is a scuba diver) O 🙂 User is an angel (at heart, at least) 😛 Nyahhhh! :-S User just made an incoherent statement 😀 User is laughing (at you!) :-X User's lips are sealed :-C User is reaally bummed <|-) User is Chinese <|-( User is Chinese and doesn't like these kind of jokes :-/ User is skeptical C=:-) User is a chef @= User is pro-nuclear war 😮 Uh oh! (8-o It's Mr. Bill! *:o) And Bozo the Clown! 3:] Pet smilie 3:[ Mean Pet smilie E-:-) User is a Ham radio operator :-9 User is licking his/her lips %-6 User is braindead [:-) User is wearing a walkman (:I User is an egghead <:-I User is a dunce>

@:-) User is wearing a turban

:-0 No Yelling! (Quiet Lab)

:-: Mutant Smilie

|.-) User only has one eye

,-) Ditto…but he’s winking

X-( User just died

8 🙂 User is a wizard

C=}>;*{)) Mega-Smilie… A drunk, devilish chef with a toupee in an updraft,
a mustache, and a double chin

Note: A lot of these can be typed without noses to make midget smilies.

🙂 Midget smilie

:] Gleep…a friendly midget smilie who will gladly be your friend

New Year – New Objective

As the Year 2004 begings. We all start with new objectives in our lives. We can be certain of one thing, “We can not change our past, but we can change our future”.

We certainly can not make our past any different. Where ever we messed up it is over, we can not fix that or come back in time and make anything different. But what we do and how we behave with the concecuences it is just up to us.

I hope that this year 2004 it is full of riches and blessings from God, and that He help us to accomplish those things we have set in our hearts.

Have an awesome year everyone!!!!