Moved to wordpress. Have been wanting to update the site for a while now.
Finally the site works again, and the symbolizer is available again. All it took was a host change – who would of thunk it.
Hopefully, I’m going to be bringing some interesting things back to the web again.
Take it easy everyone.
Well, I’ve been busy. I’ve moved into my own place in Murfreesboro, TN. It’s pretty cool up here. I’ve got some great neighbors and I’m located within 5 feet of a pool. Overall, everything is going well.
As for working on my own stuff, I haven’t had much time. Actually, I’m still settling in to my new place, and driving back and forth to my old house every other weekend, so its taking some time to get used to stuff. I plan on working on some projects as soon as I feel comfortable.
At work I’ve been learning some pretty cool stuff. Recently, I’ve been working with VMWare which turns out to be pretty cool. You can run multiple OS’s on a single box, which I can see as being a major money-saver.
I’ve also been working with Oracle – Oracle is not fun. It is way too complicated for what I would consider an “enterprise level” database. My idea of “enterprise level” is easy to use, easy to maintain, and as flexible as possible. Two of those things are missing. Now, that’s my humble opinion, but if I was paying thousands of dollars, I would require those three things out of a database, especially since there are free databases out there that have 75% of the above three attributes.
I’ve seen those Oracle Guru’s out there with their huge ego’s learning complicated software for the sake of learning it. Why make it any easier and put those $100,000 a year oracle admins out of work? I always see this elitism on the forums when I’m looking through old posts of people asking for help. I guess I’m not a member of the in-crowd quite yet, and I’m not entirely sure I want to be.
Well I’m getting of this machine for awhile,
Take it easy everyone,
Been a while, just want to let everyone know that I’ll be competely relaunching the site with a new design pretty soon. I’m going to try to use the same backend as I have been using-so as to avoid URL changes.
On another note, I’ve hit a little snag. My laptop, in which I do all of my work on, has broken. So, I’ll be completely without my machine for two weeks, which will definetly put a snag in my work. I’m hoping to raise enough money to get an Apple computer- cause I’m sick of the whole Wintel thing.
As for the future, I plan on writing some more flash extensions-during a slow build up to SYmBolizer 2.0. I’ve got some utilities that once written will help bring together several extensions into a workflow powerhouse. Unfortunately, I’ve been incredibaly busy these last few months- having to program/ design/ go to school /etc. So, the sooner I get to it the better.
Also check out mudbubble.com he’s got a new layout, with a flash layout coming soon.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have a few brave souls buy and review my symbolizer 1.0 and so far they’ve all been great.
check out the one over at flashfilmmaker.com
feel free to add your own reviews there if you have had the pleasant experience of purchasing a copy.
I would like to personally thank each and every one of you who have purchased a copy. I worked very hard on it, and it’s great to see that everyone is so happy with it. I know there is still much more to do, so if you have purchased a copy please feel free to email me with suggestions of what you would like to see in the next version, and I’ll put it on the list.
Also another big Thanks to Chris who supports my efforts by plugging the Symbolizer in his last Devnet Presentation . The things Chris does without asking anything in return amazes me. So, Thank you Chris!!!
To everyone, I appreciate the support.
Hey guys Paperfuse is slowly growing! The funny thing is I never actually intended on more then a few people a day, but I’m getting more then I thought. Over at farshot.com I released a week or two ago a few comics by the name of Deviled Eggs .
As for other news the Symbolizer has gotten some pretty good reviews! I’d like to thank Chris over at mudbubble.com for actually putting the Symbolizer on his site, as well as mentioning it in his Macromedia Breeze Presentation.
I’m considering a promotion for my Symbolizer 1.0 and Email me if you guys/gals like the idea. I’m thinking since loyal buyers tend to also bring me the most business via “word of mouth” I thought the best idea would be to give those buyers a 10% referal fee. So, for example, you just bought the Symbolizer 1.0 and you have 5 friends that also want to purchase a copy. You tell them to put you down as a referer when they buy a copy. If all 5 bought the standard single user licence copies you would get back $6.47 sent to you in your paypal. Of couse that’s assuming a basic purchase. Lets say that you got all 5 friends to buy the site wide license you would get $29.97 in your paypal. That’s at least some free beer for something you may have done anyway. What can I say I like to reward people. If you guys think this is a good Idea, or a bad one, just shoot me off an email.
Get the newly released Symbolizer 1.0 for only 12.95 USD, the price of a good set of sketching pencils. You can’t beat that anywhere else, probably cause I’m the only one selling it :). Anyways, the Symbolizer 1.0 is a must have tool to keep your Macromedia Flash 2004 library organized as you create your symbols. For more Click here .
And remember when you buy the Symbolizer 1.0 you not only help make the software better ( by encouraging further developement) but you also keep a poor college student off the streets!! ;).
I finally got around to getting all my sketches uploaded. It wasn’t really that uploading them was hard, it was figuring out what software I should use as my gallery. I finally decided on software I had used once before over at farshot.com called 4images , excellent software, and almost completely customizable. My only beef with it is that the code has table tags hardcoded into it. Which is fine I guess, unless you’re like me and want a 100% tabless layout. I’m probably 1 in a million, but if you can get away with an eligent look using CSS instead of tables, then do it, it saves alot time.
I actually spent 90% of my gallery customization time stripping tables out of the templates, which got rid of like about 30K of code per page! But I didn’t do it for those reasons, considering my images on average are like 60-200k. I did it cause sometimes tables and CSS don’t play nice together, and my goal with this site is KISS.
Anywho, let me know what you guys think of the sketches. Just fly an email off if you want, I don’t mind, and remember to tell your friends that you know this guy who can draw the Mona Lisa .
Later Guys and Gals,
Welcome to Paperfuse.com, as you can probably see I’ve been working hard to get this site up and running. It will be my online portfolio, kind of a compilation of my various artistic and programming endeavors. I hope you guys will enjoy.