Real-time social coding

So the other day, I was searching for references at work when I stumbled upon this site called Wonderfl. It’s… well, wonderful. is a web-based IDE and repository for Flash applications. You can start a project or fork one created by somebody else, write ActionScript code, and it’s instantly compiled and played for you to enjoy.

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This app is inspired by two things: those motivational posters you see about everywhere, and Lionel Messi’s awesome performance against Arsenal in April 2010. It’s, well, a motivational poster with a moving picture. The video is streamed from YouTube. Both the title and small text are customizable, but an overly long paragraph will ruin the display. This will be fixed in future versions.

If you interested, you’re free to use this on your own site, blog, forum, etc.

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The magical Lionel Messi

I’m not a big soccer fan. I only started watching the game when in college, and even then only when it’s not broadcasted after midnight (when it’s evening in Western Europe, it’s about 2am where I live).

Last night, though, I decided to stay up to watch the Barcelona vs Arsenal game, broadcasted live from Camp Nou, Barcelona. And man, I’m glad I did! Otherwise I wouldn’t be witness to the brilliant play of the awesomeness that is Lionel Messi. He scored four goals, 3 of them before half time. And all of them are… beautiful.

It even inspired me to whip up this little Flash app here, which is basically a motivational poster that plays a video from YouTube in place of the motivational picture. It also displays a customizable title and paragraph. I call it the MotiVideo.

You can also use this on your own Web site, blog, forum, or whatever, with a video and message of your choice! Just go to the MotiVideo page find out how. It’s free to use, of course.

Singing House

I made this for a Multimedia Database course assignment. The goal was to develop a karaoke house application that can run on any OS.

Singing House is an HTTP-based karaoke house application, with a Flash GUI and PHP-MySQL backend. So far, the following features have been implemented:

  • Song search by artist, title, and keywords
  • Playing the karaoke video using browser plugin

There are several other features I plan to add, e.g. a custom video player in Java that can be controlled from the Flash display, administration and cashier modules, and key control and other DSP functions. The Flash GUI may also be re-written in Flex to make the technology used completely open-source.