My ‘Core 2 Duo’/Dell Story.

About six months back I bought a dell Inspiron 9400 laptop with 17″ Wide-Aspect screen with the resolution 1920×1200, 2GB Ram, 2GHz Core Duo Processor with complete cover for one year. I felt the power of it and was very happy. Not even a month had passed, suddenly the display failed. I was given two options Get a replacement for the entire machine, but have to wait for a...

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Shockwave-india.com moved to another server.

Last week I moved the site to another server. During this time I’ve lost few comments added to the blog, and also some emails. If any of you sent a mail to me or left a comment and couldn’t find it there, please send it again. Sorry for the trouble

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Added a new section – ActionScript2.

To better organize my blog, I’ve added a new section called actionscript2, all the AS2 class files will be placed here for download. I will also convert some of my as1 functions into as2 class files and place them here

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Quick Blog Viewer version 3.0 released.

I’m very happy to launch Quick Blog Viewer version 3.0, It is Mail Client kind of interface for my blog. It is also a show case of what we can do in flash using XML, localSharedObject, Flash MX 04 Components, and CellRenderer API. Have a look and Kindly pass on your comments.

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I’m back again.

I always thought I will be more productive (on my blog) when I’m alone. But I’m wrong this time. I couldn’t do much when my family was away. Now they are back and I’m also back in this blog 🙂 Meanwhile my comment boxes were spamed. So I’ve disabled them. What ever you post on the comments box wont appear on the comments but it will be received by me as email....

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I’m back with a Good News.

Wondering why this blog is in-active for months? I went to India and became a father last month. My son named ‘Tamizh Iniyan‘ was born on 7th April, I was there the whole month really enjoying my stay with him. I came back to Singapore alone on 10th of this month. My wife and son will be joining me only in November 🙁 I’m feeling like a blind man who got and lost his eyes...

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ActionScript Highlighter Version 2 Released!

Hi Everyone! I’m happy to announce the launch of Actionscipt highligther v2. I’ve fixed many of bugs in the previous version (hope I fixed all). Now this new version fully supports Actionscript 2.0 and uses CSS styles to color the keywords so you can easily change it to your favorite colors. Help me by finding the bugs and list them all in the comments. Have a look at it...

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Links disabled in guest book due to porno links by spammers

I lately noticed that some of the spammers started putting dummy comments with a link to a porno site in my guest book. It is very hard to track because some of the site names does not relate to s-e-x. To avoid such problems I’ve disabled showing links on my guest book.

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Bi-Lingual Guest book version 2

I’ve released the second version of my Tamil & English Guestbook. Many people asked me what is so special in enabling Tamil typing using flash. It is basically a transliteration engine that works in the background to convert typed english character to their equivalent Tamil words. Say for example typing ‘King’ produces the exact Tamil word that can be read as King in...

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Now Linked in Macromedia XML News Aggregator (MXNA)

Many of you already know that Macromedia started running an aggregator. It is up and running syndicating many cool blogs including mine. If you haven’t had a chance, have a look at MXNA now!

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Now on Linux Server

Finally I changed my ISP. I had problems with my previous ISP, they often go offline for about a weeks time without notice 🙁 Since I’ve shifted to Linux now all my links are case sensitive. If you find any broken link or missing swf please add a comment here I will rectify it ASAP.

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Getting Older…

Today is my Birthday! Not much of celebrations. This time my wife is with me that is the difference. As many people do, I’m also thinking of taking resolutions. I will be more focused in choosing my field. Also I will dedicate some of my time to keep this blog updated frequently.

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Team Macromedia Volunteer!

Last year I was selected as a Team Macromedia Volunteer for Flash. But I kept quiet waiting for my profile to be featured in Macromedia site. Today my name is included in the list and my profile is also featured on the Macromedia site. Let me share the joy with you all...

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I will be back soon!

You might have noticed the lack of posts in my blog. It is because I came to india for my sister’s marriage. 🙂 Another good news is I will bring my wife when I’m back to Singapore. I missed her for about an year. (she was in India while I was in Singapore)

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New Quickviewer Section added

After little improvement, my quick blog viewer application now available as a new section in my blog, take a look at it here. It is not yet complete as per my plan. I will keep on improving it 😉

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RSS XML Feed Improved

I’ve just updated my blog’s rss feed from RSS 0.91 to RSS2.0. I used Userland‘s RSS 2.0 documentation as the guidelines for doing the change. Now that I included pubDate, guid, and comments tags It will be lot more easier for aggregating. 🙂

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Quick Blog Viewer Alpha for My Blog

Browsing my blog should be lot more easier with this. Here is the alpha version of my Quick Blog Viewer. Since the day one I’m thinking about creating a flash based easy to use interface for quick overview of my entire blog, only today I’m able to come up with something functional. 🙂 I’m using this XML xml file for the data. You might have noticed that I’m always...

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I’m Back Again!

Due to some problem with ISP this blog was down for about a weeks time. Now that problem is solved so I’m back again. 🙂 Because of my new job the frequency of update will be less for a while but you can be sure that I will continue to serve as I did before.

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Arul’s Blog now syndicated in FLOG

Today flog started syndicating my blog. Thanks to David Humphreys, now my blog has more wider coverage. Also I’ve noticed that goggle ranking for the blog page is jumped from 4 to 7 (when I started this blog 4 months back it was only 3). Links given in MoiK78 Blog and onRelease() can be one of the reason. Thanks to Moises and Aral Balkan. Search engines like google, and yahoo are also...

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I’m back

Thanks to all my well wishers. Now I’m alright and back to work. I will start posting the seminar examples one by one as and when I find time. (I have to cleanup the code before doing it)

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Not Feeling Well

Last Saturday suddenly I’ve fainted and after that I had little blurred vision for 2 days and having head ache till now. 🙁 I didn’t take it seriously, but my family forced me to take a medical test. So I’ve undergone the tests including X-ray. I’ve been told to take rest for 2 days. With the given tablets I should be alright otherwise I need to under go other...

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Big Hit today!

My Blog use to get around 50 page views/day. After FullasaGoog started syndicating my blog it became 100+ But today suddenly it jumped above 500 !!! 🙂 Thanks to Waldo Smeets and Guy Watson for mentioning me in their blog.

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Reference Viewer Tutorials, on the Way!

Many people asked me for the source of my reference viewer. It is just functional; I’ve not optimized the code yet. So, as I progress in doing that will also write articles on how I’ve done that.

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Full as a Goog now syndicates Arul’s Blog!!!

I sent a mail asking them to check my blog on Saturday. Wow!!! They are so prompt that Sunday I can see my blog there. 🙂 I know my RSS XML is missing few data like date and time, even then they are able to make it. I’m very happy about it, for me it is a big move like going public for a private limited company. Thanks Geoff Bowers

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ActionScript Highlighting Service

Flash community is very powerful and active around the word. There are many experts from all parts of the world to serve this community As a tiny element of this community what best I can do from my side? After a long thinking I’ve decided to serve the people those who serve the community with my tools and services to help them serve better. Here is my first offering, an online service for...

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Link in Quasimondo

I saw this through my referrer list. Now Arul’s blog is listed under Flash Blogs & News section in Quasimondo!!! Mario Klingemann is the first person to give a link to my blog 🙂 Thanks Mario

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New Administrator for web.apps forum!!

Robin Debreuil, the great man who wrote the book “Building Object Oriented Applications in Flash 5” (see the sample chapters here) is running a nice forum called web.apps forum. I’m very happy to announce that now I’m one of the administrators of that forum. Working with people like him is always interesting. As you all may already know I’m also the moderator for...

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Slow Server

I’ve noticed that this site sometimes becomes irritatingly slow or unavailable. Something should be wrong in the server. I’ve sent a mail to my ISP and waiting for their reply

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Action Script section added!!

Today I’ve added ActionScript section, which provides syntax highlighted version of the action script snippets Download option for the .as files is also available Check it out at http://www.shockwave-india.com/blog/actionscript Color highlighting has minor bugs like highlighting the keyword in the comment etc. Which I will fix soon

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Guest Book now ready!!

Today I’ve completed the guest book and also improved the layout and search feature. Now I started liking PHP for its power, simplicity and speed (I’m very new to PHP. I’ve just started using it for this blog). Because I’m working on this I’m not able to put any new flash content. But I will add more content soon

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