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  June 30, 2004  Don't wear a red shirt...

[Michael Moore and George W Bush] Some files here to get you to the Weekend. I really like Brett McLean's submission because it exceeds Windows RG, and Mr and Mrs Wheatley have been submitting for a couple months, so I thought they deserved for people to see their latest.

[Flash]Windows XP Version 19.914
Brett McLean

[Flash]Micro Life

[Flash]Terror Matrix
Mr and Mrs Wheatley

Another list of what's new:


  June 28, 2004  ...when you shop.

Some Web Badges for the elections:

  • [Liberal]
  • [Conservative]
  • [NDP]

  June 24-26, 2004  Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

[Type, type, type.] It took 7 ABS members to create content for the last update. Now they're all tired out except XxXoldsaltXxX who is creating flash 3 updates in a row so far. I was hoping to get an article finished by today, but I haven't even started writing down what is in my head. Hopefully it will be ready by the next update. We have lives!

To my surprise pixelated... bunnies was the most talked about Flash from the last update. According to the band that wrote the music, Horse the Band, this ABS original flash by member zagudabuda will appear on BET and the WB Network. I cannot confirm this myself.

polyman586's movie is a parody of Patrick Moore plays the Xylophone by Rob Manuel and J. Picking AKA Weebl who also made this favourite:

It just happens there is another parody of J. Picking's work. This time, by combining two themes:

  • ABS Toolbar featuring Popup Blocker, Browser Skinner, Search and more. AB

Sites of the day (This is the type of creativity I look for when I decide who to link to):


  June 17, 2004  Waste of Space

[It burns!  This is blackcat1134's computer.] New creations. You should be set for the next few hours.. days...

Everyone in the Flash creation community knows by now that the Loop Flash craze is over and has been for about 2 and a half weeks. It died from being overplayed like Stick Flash and Pranks. Don't listen otherwise. I have seen maybe 200 of these:

Welcome to the world of Pixels, an art style that has yet to die even though it is more than 20 years old:

If you have to ask if you are in the ABS n00b Jail, then the answer is probably yes.

Empty Head flooded my inbox when his Flash was missing from the last update. This better be important:

As many regular visitors can see, the site has been redesigned a bit. I learnt about a bug in IE6 where the page displays in quirks mode if it is parsed as XML, using an XML declaration as the old design was using. I wanted to redo the site in standards mode for all browsers, and had to give up the XML parsing. It displays well in Internet Explorer 6 and the newest versions of Mozilla, FireFox and Opera. As well, I wanted the font to be in EM sizes, not pixels, for better accessibility. Some thumbnails are in EM sizes as well.

Same as the September 2003 redesign, there are still no tables in the main page templates.

I don't like how dark it ended up looking, especially when I ended up testing on other people's monitors (and I thought mine was dark). I hope to make some changes soon to liven up the colours.

The same familiar aspects were kept from the old design. The 4 icons on the left (started as a clique with Sierra, Billyballer, Dorkdave and I) have not been moved. Other sites are starting to implement it for the looks, but they are simply posers in my opinion. I had a reason to make it like that based on my design at the time.

Some people make their own Web pages in notepad like myself, and others don't have the patience. I've been critized for wasting too much time on coding, not using tables for the sake of not using tables, and getting everything to validate just so it validates.

The "waste of space" is still bordering around the top and right sides. The top was originally for a banner or header, and the sides were for buttons to plugins. I removed the buttons years ago because it looked like clutter, but in the name of tradition the waste of space that was made for the buttons stays.

The W3C mini buttons on the left are now entirely CSS coded, rather than images. I love my animated checkmark.

There are no popups in the new design. I am undecided if I will add any. They never seem to work properly.

There is a very sneaky protection/redirection script right in all the new files that I can turn on at any time. Thanks to all the programmers that helped with that. Also, thanks to gprime (John), matttheguy and Fredryk Phox for their support over the last couple weeks.

I will brighten up this new design, and work on some new CSS themes this summer so that everyone can browse with a customized look. I will even post some tutorials for some of the techniques I used in the recoding. Web designers and Flash creators have a lot to look forward to here.

UPDATE: The 3D Bingo Liner site is redirecting to a different Bingo site than intended since Friday evening. You will be notified when 3D Bingo Liner returns.


  June 14, 2004  Don't drink milk...

Nothing has changed. Everything is the same. Go back to sleep. (More details later).


  June 10, 2004  ...when you have a cold.

[This is the rodent from the Blockbuster commercial.] Nice to see some of the ABS Chat members making flash moreso than Forum members today.

The Kitty from Coconut Meow is an inside joke on ABS, since there was a long photoshop thread based on that kitten.

Here's a new "In 30 Seconds and Re-enacted by Bunnies" installment by one of our favourite female flash authors. (There's one other female flash author on this site.) I thought Jennifer was going for a horror film theme, but was caught off guard with the epic tale of Titanic.

UPDATE: Neil's Website is down.

Neil's comic is back with new episodes:

There was a great game I was going to post here, but I seem to have lost it in the clutter. I'm falling into a bad habit of putting everything onto my desktop past the point of having enough room for all the icons.


  June 2, 2004  B-B-B-Blacksheep

[In Toronto on Queen Street West.]

I like the Bowling game for cellphones, so you might want to play it here. The 500 Miles video is for Canadians only. It is a parody of a Molson Canadian commercial.

I am wondering if Badgers is at fault for starting the loop flash craze.

Download Bit Tornado or any other Bit Torrent client. It will be required for a video in another update. While you wait for it to download, you can watch Boing again in repeat.

Am I crazy because I watched this over 100 times, or because I watched this over 100 times I am crazy?


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