Les Stroud is back at it

I just heard that my former employer Les StroudĀ is going to be doing more episodes of Survivorman – but this time for 10 days instead of 7. If you’re not familiar with Survivorman you should be. It basically invented the Survival TV genre – and no not the reality TV, I can win a car […]

getDefinitionByName

I have been creating a code base for a Screen Manager system that I am using for an iOS app I am building in AS3. I wanted to create a dynamic way to reference and instantiate classes that represent each of the Screens in the app so I can reuse this for other applications in […]

Set it and forget it

I was writing a post about Events in AS3 and while explaining why in my opinion one approach to passing data is preferable to another I stumbled across the phrase “Set it and forget it” when it comes to programming. I think that this is a great way of describing how I like to write […]

Weak Listeners

Garbage collection can be a big deal when writing complex programs in Actionscript. Not removing EventListeners is probably one of the biggest sources of AS holding onto memory it doesn’t need. There is a very easy way to allow GC to handle your event listener clean-up for you when creating a new event listener – […]

3 Jewels in my Crown

3 Jewels in my Crown was a very fun WordPress theme to work on. It features many different custom image sizes based on a Featured Image and does all of the resizing work for the user. One really great feature is the ability to select certain posts as “Featured’ by using a custom taxonomy I […]

Castfire AS3 Library

I have been developing an AS3 library for the video publishing company Castfire on my own for the past little while and recently got in touch with them about continuing the endeavor. I thought it was a shot in the dark but they were more than willing to help out and so here is the […]

Easy Analytics Update

I have been working on an update to my Easy Analytics plugin for WordPress and it’s almost ready. It’s a very big change in that I have added the ability to pull page stats and store them in a custom table in the WordPress database. I have attempted to use the Google Analytics API before […]

Spooferman

This was a very fun project to work on. In response to many video parodies and tributes found online, Les Stroud tasked me with creating this portal for people to share either videos they created or found online. I did all the artwork and programming on this project which included a custom built content management […]

Les Stroud Beyond Survival

This is the official website for Les Stroud’s newest television series: Les Stroud Beyond Survival. The artwork was created by Luke Despatie & The Design Firm and I provided all the development for the project which included the creation of a Flash-based custom video player. Technologies: XHTML, CSS, Javascript, ActionScript 3