Archive for August, 2007

Cowon D2

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Two days ago, I bought a Cowon D2. It’s a PMP (Portable Media Player). I bought it online from MiniDisc Australia after deciding against the cheaper/riskier options (eBay, Amazon, etc).

It is basically an MP3 player. It is also very cool. It plays videos. It has a touch screen. It runs FlashLite 2.1 files.

The review over at Anything But iPod (excellent site name) first got me interested in the D2, and also the strong community at iAudiophile.net . I also found plenty of great hands on product reviews on YouTube.

I have now written a few Flash programs and I’m very impressed by what can be done. The touchscreen interface of the D2 allows for some very interesting applications.

Here is a rough version of touch screen whack-a-mole for you to enjoy. 40 seconds to squash as many smileys as you can. If you are too slow, they flip upside down and stay there. Countdown timer in the top left, score in the top right. My highscore is 72. Click the square in the bottom right to start/restart.

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.thinkquick.com.au/downloads/whack_a_mole.swf” height=”240″ width=”320″ /]

To download the file, right click this link and save the target.

Thanks to Kimili for his WordPress plugin for embedding flash without breaking Firefox.

Hello world!

Friday, August 24th, 2007

First post. Just editing the default WordPress first post.

I have decided to remove my old site, and just go with a blog. It’s the thing to do. Much easier to maintain, etc.

Well, WordPress was simple to install, next step is to configure it. As I type, I have all of the default settings. I plan to firstly set up my favorite colors (yellow on purple) and then fix the heading fonts. Then I will see how I go about adding content like downloads; And I will also be deleting most of the WordPress content.