Yes… another one. Just for fun.
Have a look:
Also available in various other colors, e.g.
First contact with Android 🙂 Made a small live wallpaper just to get to know how stuff works and what it’s capable of. So I designed a Blooba — a squishy object that bounces around on your screen. It’s fun to play with and it’s been even more fun to implement.
Have a look at these videos to see it in action!
And some screenshots:
And you can download the app for free here
rainyday.js is a simple script for simulating raindrops falling on a glass surface. Features a clear API to easily control most of the script variables in order to achieve the most realistic effect – either specify the rain intensity and draw a static picture or run it as an animation.
Screenshot of the live demo:
The first step of the approach is to draw the original picture on the HTML5 canvas and applying the blur effect. In the next phase a second (transparent) canvas is added to the DOM over the original one in order to emulate the glass surface. Randomly distributed raindrops are then placed on the glass. The effect is improved by having the drops take irregular shapes as well as a reflection of the original image in the raindrop, based on previously calculated miniatures.
Here’s a couple of links that were a great help for me when working on the script:
I was recently looking for a small server machine to help me organize my stuff around the home network. I’ve purchased a Mac Mini (I’m not arguing this was the best choice, I just did it). The hardware is nice enough for running my xbmc server + a bunch of other services without any issues. Plus it doesn’t make any noise so it’s perfect for running 24/7.
That’s it! In case you run into any issues and find yourself stuck and unable to boot anything, just press Alt+R after power on and you’ll be able to restore the original system on the Mac Mini.
The source code for tr3.js can be found on github. It is currently still in development so expect the unexpected 🙂