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CSS/JS 3D Cube

FeedMeComics Beta Launch

Shadowrun: The Anarchy Wars

J-B Weld a Bicycle Peddle to the Crank Arm

Introducing PolySure

Cyber Monkey 3D

Famous Artists in Modern America: Raphael

Arts Shows and Photography

Controling the Google Map Iframe

The Dark Lord Rises

Custom Form Check Boxes - JavaScript Class

HTML Color Selector Class

Styling Snipt Code Embeds

Simple Accordion JavaScript Class

I Stand with Rand

Glen Bradley for NCGOP Vice-Chair

CSS 3 @(at) Rules and Font Embeding

Happy New Year, New Site!

Making a Simple House with Blender 3D

Happy, Mic Check 121212

Making Mountains with Blender 3D

Bash ~ indexOf

Ana's Corner

ConstitutinalWar.org

Midwife Advocates Website

My Own City - Part 2

Virtual Box VS. VMware

My Own City (In Blender 3D)

The Return of DonvanH!

Geishas and Watercolor

More Vector Cartoon People

Basics of Graphic Optimization for Flash

Veterans for Ron Paul 2012

Dynamic Draggable Divs

AK Donovan Sole Brutha ~ Time Lapse

Disengaged Reality ~ Time Lapse

HTML5 Canvas Drawing

AnimatedImg - Javascript Class

CyberMonkeyDev.com Up

Charlotte, Photography, and Penguins

North Carolina CPM Rally

DJ The Sypher @ Heaven and Hell

Making a World... Map

TDI Site Complete

AS3 vs HTML5 Drawing

Poked in the Face ~ Time Lapse

WeAreChangeDC.org BETA up!

Jordan

Grendel Babies

SamMenkmeller.com is GO

Prince of the Pavement

Speed cooking for 100

AS3 to Clipboard to JAVA communication

Lighten Up ~ Time Lapse

AmbieMac.com is Up

Revisiting Design

Howl's Moving Castle

End the Fed 2009

Chicago!

Timer Tools AS3

Free Wallpapers!

Flash to PHP communication

Dynamic Timer Event Handling

JavaScript XML node array

XML to JavaScript structure return

Appalachian Trail

AS3 XML class [dXML]

Let Oklahoma Vote

MurderOne Shirt App

Stelor Games

Universal Click Handler

R,G,B, to HEX and back

Snipt.net

Kirupa Art Contest, 2nd!

AS3 Preloader Class

Purple Cauliflower

Paul is FREE!!!

Wallpaper tutorial

My First C++ App

Vigilant Logos

Free Paul Jacob

XML picture displayer

Flash Web Site Template

Afterdeployment.org

Easy Effects AS3

Election Judge

Attack of the Frownies

Gootropolis On-line World

Ohio Valley Recovery Inc.

Symphony City

Challenger Learning Center Site

CLC, E-Missions Site



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Virtual Box VS. VMware

8/8/12


Article written by and for front end developers
At home I run a Ubuntu (Linux) operating system. I have been a Linux user for years and am often pleased with all of the free tools it has to offer. However there is still some software the other operating systems have that I would like to use. Dual booting is all well and good but can get really annoying. So I have turned to virtual machines to run my Mac or Windows programs through a virtual OS. I have been using Virtual Box (VB) for years and after getting the hang of it was very pleased for the most part.

The one thing that always bothered me about VB was it limits your OS to only 128MB of video memory, which is a bit of a drag if you trying to edit video or graphics. Though there is claim of ways to increase VB video memory to 256 , I have tried them and VB is adamant about it's 128 cap. After getting recommended to try VMware (VMW) I figured "why not" and installed it with a copy of Windows XP (WinXP) to give it a try. Sad to say VMW still caps your video memory at 128MB. It's worth noting that both applications use emulated video memory and are not actually directly using your GPU's video memory.

As far as allocation of resources goes There isn't an advantage of one over the other. So it's more a matter of style preference. VMW is very easy to install and create new virtual operating systems on and has a cleaner look and feel. I found setting up things like shared folders and connecting hardware much easier to do in VMW. VB loses as far as user interface goes.

The biggest differance between the two comes to the community and support. Both applications are free to use, though VMW has upgrades and extra features that allow you to do a lot more, they are pay-ware. Also the VMW team seems to be pretty good with responding to questions and considering upgrade suggestions. VB "is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU", which in my opinion wins the community category but lose in the support category. VB is writen in C++, which I'm not great at but I could certainly enjoy tinkering with the source.

All and all I would recommend VMW to developers who are considering using a virtual operating system. As for me, I all ready have too much stuff set up in my VB and there is simply no great reason for me to switch any time soon, so until I reformat my OS or something I'll still be using VB.


Veterans for Ron Paul 2012

11/9/11
For veterans day I lent my skills to the Veterans for Ron Paul group and did some probono graphics for them. They needed vector logos for things such as t-shirts and stickers. After a couple drafts I was able to give them a design they were pleased with.

Front


Back


Here are some of the other draft image ideas that I had presented.







If you would like to use these images for your t-shirt, sticker, hoodies, etc, download the zipped package of all high resoulution images! If you want to use these images on your web site or publication please mention where they came from.


Speed cooking for 100

3/26/10
So recently I donated some time and food to a local soup kitchen. I had to have all of my food ready to serve before I got there. The kicker was that I only had a half hour to stop at home and prepare the food after work. Good thing I have had some experience in big kitchens and had all my ingredients at the ready. I felt like an action hero preparing such amounts of food in my tiny kitchen in less than a half hour. Did I mention I snapped a couple of photos through out the whole process too? Yep, and made an illustrated recipe guide as well.




Attack of the Frownies

12/20/07
For the holiday season a co-worker (Steven Burnett) and I have gotten together to create a promotional game for the children's charity "Child's Play" the first place we hosted the game on was newgrounds.com for those of you who are interested in the game you can play the game in my games section. and don't forget to support Child's Play!



Ohio Valley Recovery Inc.

...old

I have started a charity job for Ohio Valley Recovery Inc. today. OVRI helps people in the Ohio Valley with recovery and staying off of drugs, by providing support and a place for groups to meet up. You can check out the beginnings of the site HERE.

Update!
I have finally completed my charity project for Ohio Valley Recovery Inc. This project means a lot to me as there is a large amount of addicts in my home town who need places like this to help them through it.

Update!
OVRI is no longer up an organization, which is bad news as the problems of addiction certainly have not left the Ohio Valley. Anyways, here is an archived link to the old site...
Old OVRI site