Find a file by name in Linux and don't show permission denied

Looks for a file named "game" starting at the root directory (searching all directories including mounted filesystems). The `-name' option makes the search case sensitive. You can use the `-iname' option to find something regardless of case. find / -...

Example: change a user's password in Linux

A simple example of changing a user's password #Change a user's password user@localhost the_directory> passwd username #Change your own user@localhost the_directory> passwd It is too bad that Google favors long content. I just wanted a simple exampl...

Review of "The History of Video Games"

Book Review: The Ultimate History of Video Games I'll keep this simple. This is an enjoyable book to read, click here to check it out on Amazon.com The "Ultimate History of Video Games" is a must for any industry professional in the game industry....

UI design for tweens, 8-13 year olds

Here is what I learned working on a virtual world for kids. I had the pleasure of working on a virtual world for 8-13 year olds called green.com we tracked the user behavior of tens of thousands of tomorrows users and learned the most effective UI ...

How to get today's date in ActionScript 3 (AS3)

The Date() constructor takes up to seven parameters (year, month, ..., millisecond) to specify a date and time to the millisecond. The date that the newly constructed Date object contains depends on the number, and data type, of arguments passed. If...

AS3 design pattern | Organize packages for a multi SWF project

Design Pattern - How to organize packages for decoupling externally loaded SWFs.Here is a design pattern that will show you how the hierarchy should work when building a complicated program that loads in multiple external SWFs. There is a root to the p...

Decouple Externally Loaded SWFs in AS3

How to decouple externally loaded movieClips from their loader in Actionscript 3 (AS3) Here is a common problem: TypeError: Error #1034: Type Coercion failed: cannot convert com.yourUrl.mainClass.SomeClass@48cb821 to com.yourUrl.mainClass.SomeClass at ...

Tree menu with ActionScript AS3

##An Example of How to Customize a Tree Component## I came across some open source code developed by Yahoo! called the Yahoo Atra components. VERY HARD TO CUSTOMIZE! I found the documentation to be particularly inadequate for the degree that I wanted...

Code for a resizable window in AS3

Flex handles window resizing really well so there is little need anymore to program your own custom window code. But for those of you who want a manually resizable window without loading some massive amount of flex code just to get resizable window c...

Porting _global in ActionScript from AS2 to AS3

Global variables The _global variable has been removed in ActionScript 3.0, it is suggested that you use specific objects that are created in the global scope to store your data instead of globing unrelated bits and pieces under one global object. Howe...

Customizing Flash Paper 2 with Actionscript 2.0 (AS2)

I set out to customize Flash Paper using ActionScript 2. There is a lot of info on the web, the best pages being: http://www.adobe.com/support/documentation/en/flashpaper/2/flashpaper_api/But they don''t include very many examples of how to use the A...