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Arcade Games – 2021

I’m a nostalgia junkie at heart. As a kid, I could never waste a quarter on an arcade game, no matter how badly I wanted to play them. Having a full sized arcade game in the house was something 99.9999% of kids could only dream of at the time. I always dreamed I would get… Read More »

Classic Mac SE/30

Wanted to share my latest addition to the classic Mac collection: a vintage 1989 Mac SE/30. I loved this machine and at the time it was released, it would have cost nearly $6000 fully loaded. This monster was considered to be the premium Mac from the time it was released in 1989 well into the… Read More »

Mac Color Classics!

I wanted to take a moment to write up a post about my full set of Mac Color Classics. This was the machine that captivated me back in college. During my undergraduate degree at Texas, I had to write up a paper and ventured into a small computer lab in Burdine hall. I waited my… Read More »

Blog Archive

I have been so busy these past few years that have not had a chance to contribute to my blog. While I am not actively adding content, I plan to keep it open in case anyone finds the previous articles of interest. 🙂

Give it Five Minutes – Article Link

I absolutely love this article. It was written a few years ago but it is still some of the best advice on how we should react to new ideas. I’ve often found that I have the exact same reaction described by the author and I am working hard at mastering the habit of “giving it… Read More »

d3 Minimap Pan and Zoom Demo

I put together a little demo to show how to setup a canvas with a corresponding minimap that displays an overview of the contents of the canvas. You can use the mousewheel on either the main canvas or the minimap to zoom in and out. You can also drag either the image or the minimap… Read More »

d3 Wrapping Flow Tree Layout

One d3 visualization I’ve been refining for a while now uses a flowing tree layout. I wanted to have a structure similar to the standard d3 tree layout which would position consistently-sized leaf nodes (children) in a recursively flowing (wrapping) arrangement. I also wanted to take a stab at building this layout as a library… Read More »

d3 Treemap Label Truncation

I received a comment asking how to truncate labels in my treemap example. Here is a quick example showing how I handled it on a recent project. I am sure there are other ways to do this and if anyone has a better alternative, please detail it in the comments. Basically, when using labels in… Read More »

Flex 4.5 is out!

After weeks of waiting since the mid-April announcement, Flex 4.5 and FlashBuilder 4.5 are finally available. Download it here!