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IDAT 102 - Processing

March 22, 2011 To develop some ideas for the data visulisation I have to do as mentioned in my previous post I went looking for examples of interesting visulisations. One of my favorite examples of processing is http://blog.arsthanea.com/2009/01/05/black-hole/ the result acheived is really spectacular. http://www.syedrezaali.com/blog/?p=1493 [](http://www.syedrezaali.com/blog/?p=1493)[http://www.creativeapplications.net/category/processing/](http://www.creativeapplications.net/category/processing/)  also contain more examples of processing I found interesting. For my final sketch I would like to create something that is visually apealing, I would like to create something along the lines of a pulse expanding out from a point on the canvas where the point is the centre of a circle, these different properties, such as the speed that the pulse expands at and the location of the circle could represent the data from the rss feed we are going to use. Read more...

IDAT 102 - Processing Data Visualisation

March 20, 2011 For my next IDAT 102 assignment we have to create a visual representation of the Arch-OS weather feed. Processing is an open source programming language with syntax similar to that of Java, this is the language that we will be using to create our visiulisation, it is well documented on their website and has a large userbase which means if you encounter a problem that you cant solve by using the documentation there will most likely be another user who is willing to help. Read more...

ASP.NET MVC 3 - C# Password Reset

February 28, 2011 This code allows users to reset the passwords if they have forgotten them, the ASP.NET membership provider generates a random password which is presented to them on the page after the reset link has been clicked. The URL parameter looks like this: ?username=username&reset=24-C7-27-F8-5D-19-45-06-13-ED-CB-D7-F2-1E-48-7C The “-” could quite easily be removed using a regular expression if you don’t like them! Any comments or criticism welcome, I would like to improve my programming skills and techniques! Read more...

IDAT 102 - Fireworks game

January 16, 2011 , posted under actionscript flash flash games IDAT102 programming After doing some more research into firework games I came accross this simulation game which allows the user to set up a fireworks show with various customisable fireworks and to then view the show when they are happy with the set up. I think that the effects this game uses for the fireworks are very good and I would like to try and create a similar effect. I think that my idea for a firework game is a viable option. Read more...

Favourite Website

October 3, 2010 , posted under favourite website google reader My favourite website would have to be Google Reader. This is because: The site is minimalistic and aesthetically pleasing. Easy to use. Lots of content available by RSS feed. AJAX enables a good user experience, as posts are loaded as you scroll down the page. The site is well integrated with other websites (e.g you can add new feeds to your reader page via a link on the website) I can gain access to content that interests me. Read more...