FScrollBar Traction

Someone on the <a href=”http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/”>Flashcoders list</a> had <a href=”http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/ezmlm/ezmlm-cgi/1/66171″ target=”_blank”>posted</a> about having Macromedia make the components they used on their new website available. During the conversation, Scott had mentioned he was trying to get the Windows XP traction piece on the Flash scrollbar. I offered up a solution. Not an end all, be all, but a mod none the less. The file can be downloaded on the left, “<a href=”https://www.jessewarden.com/downloads/Scrollbar%20Traction.zip”>Scrollbar Traction</a>”. Basically, I add another movie clip inside the scrollbar, and position it when the scrollbar changes. I have commented in the code where I added code.

News and/or Background Noise?

Do you ever turn the TV on to have background noise while you work? Maybe the news like CNN, a DVD, or MTV? What about streaming audio news broadcasts on your computer, maybe via Real, Quicktime, or Windows Media?

Had the same idea come up for a Flash news program via Flashcom, and was just curious about the potential audience’s feedback on such an idea.


Fear This Iraqi Pilots!

Makes Tom Cruise from the movie Top Gun look like an amateur.

<a href=”https://www.jessewarden.com/downloads/Aircraft%20-%20180%20degree%20angle%20of%20attack.avi”>Aircraft – 180 degree angle of attack</a>


BTW, I found that previous article’s site via the new Blog/Weblog/Journal search engine, <a href=”http://www.fuzzygroup.net/roogle/” target=”_blank”>Roogle</a>. Not bad for a first impression of a search engine. They say they are gonna change the name, but anyone in software development knows the name never changes… that’s why programmers freak out when they can’t come up with a variable name that fits.

Was searching for the word <b>flash</b>, and it came up.

<a href=”http://www.swfnews.com/?storyID=37″>http://www.swfnews.com/?storyID=37</a>
<a href=”http://www.hypermind.dk/blog/archives/000045.html”>http://www.hypermind.dk/blog/archives/000045.html</a>