Saturday, December 22, 2007

My Portfolio

Well, I've finally compiled a list of some of my web and video projects.

Here's My Website Portfolio

Here's My Video Portfolio

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Terror To The World Bitches!

Alright, F-Teezy's Terror to the World music video is completed. Rickey Bird did the filming and I did the editing. The project took a couple days and was shot locally in Bakersfield. I have to say that this was a very fun project and I look forward to many more.

If you get a chance to watch this, please leave me a comment. Also, be sure to leave a comment on F-Teezy's Video Page!

Friday, December 07, 2007

The Taco Squirrel

The Taco Squirrel radio stream is up and streaming again. I'm always playing a plethora of random genres. :D

New! Control the stream by adding songs to the queue!
You can now search through the music to enqueue songs. They will be played in the order they are added. If a song title is wrong, you can also help us correct it by updating it's attributes. More music has also been added.
Click here to get started!

Accessing the Stream in your Music Player
The Taco Squirrel currently supports Winamp, Windows Media Player 9, or any other player that can stream shoutcast.

In Winamp: Press Control + L (or click here to load the playlist)

In Windows Media Player: Press Control + U

Copy and paste the URL:

If you like The Taco Squirrel's stream please tell your friends. I'm always adding more music. Please leave me comments if you like :D


Monday, December 03, 2007

Twitter Mosaic #121

I was checking out the newest Twitter Mosaic and realized that I was apart of the madness. I did a search through the usernames used for the image, I was one of them :D

Here's the original:

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Multi-Zone Multi-Purpose Kitty Collar

My cat has really started to bond with me and over the past month it has gotten pretty annoying. He comes and goes in my room as he pleases, pretty much 3 seconds after he comes in or out. I like my door closed, but the cats bed is in here due to having roommates, so i like to leave my door open only enough where the cat can fit through. Mr Fluffles aka Mr Puffy aka Tom Hanks is a cat that is very fat, wide load is a better way to put it. He always knocks the door wide open and i'm tired of it. I have come up with an idea that could help solve this.

Alas! da404lewzer's Multi-Zone Multi-Purpose Kitty Collar

Simply put the patent-pending da404lewzer brand multi-zone multi-purpose brand kitty collar on your gato, then lay the included zone-strip along the doorway of a room in your house. When the cat tries to get near the door, the cat is horribly electrocuted taking him/her to the ground instantly. The cat will learn from this and stay inside the room. You can control when the cat can leave, if he ever tries to again that is.

Step 1. Install Kitty Zone Strip

Place the Zone Strip on a door your cat frequents.

Step 2. Attach the collar to the victim, er, your cat

Once you get this thing on it's neck (which weighs eight pounds) it will really show kitty who's boss.

Step 3. Configure your TCP/IP settings

This is DHCP get used to it. Your cat can now sync up to BlueTooth enabled devices for practical joke shocking.

Step 4. Control your Kitty's Zones

Using this small and organized remote you can easily let your cat in or out of a room, or disable a russian satellite with missles via Google's NukeSat service (requires a Gmail account)

Step 5. Watch your cat walk up to the door and get the shit shocked out of him.

Watch your cat walk up to the door and get the shit shocked out of him. lol This is the most fun of all the steps. You can also manually induce shocking via the handy dandy remote.

Coming soon:
Mind Control Kitty firmware update!

Now that you've had time to think about the possibilities of this invention, i'm sure you wished that you would had come up with it first. Well, you didn't, so there. lol

Warning, this product may kill your cat in which case you should set up a camera so the funny can be cought on tape and then uploaded to youtube remixed to techno music. Your little kitty may die suddenly from exploding/leaking batterys or the radiation that the freon tank emits.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Underground Movie Make Up Classes!

We at Hectic Films are going to start doing makeup classes to help people make their films look awesome! For more information visit

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Great Firefox Extensions All Developers Need

I have been developing websites for about 5 years now and I have come across some of the neatest Firefox extensions ever made. By that I mean I use them every single day. If you've even gone to Firefox's Recommended Add-ons page, you'll find some plug-ins that you wont ever use. What's this?? They're recommended!! Yes, but that doesn't mean you'll use any of them. Their list of recommended add-ons includes things like MAP+, ChatZilla, Cooliris, Weather, eBay, and auto-blog-posters. All of these things are cool and useful, except for helping with web development.

Alas! da404lewzer's list of Great Firefox Extensions All Developers Need!

Web Developer 1.1.4
This handy tool allows you to take full control of your website's css, form, source and misc. information. It is a MUST HAVE for anyone doing websites or at the very least, myspace designs.

Firebug 1.05
This tool is very awesome for debugging source, javascript and css. Again, another must have.

Html Validator
This handy validator will inform you if your page is w3c compliant without having to submit it. It shows all warnings and errors and can be configured to use TINY and SGML parser.

StumbleUpon 3.16
This is simply the liquid crack of the interclick. Once you have an account specified with tags, you'll be given a new site related to those tags each time you click Stumble! You will learn more and more every day with this.

IE Tab
This extension allows you to use the Internet Explorer engine directly inside Firefox. This is great for ensuring the page will look good in both browsers. Click the FF logo in the status bar to switch to IE and back.

This handy tool is great for when clients give you links to pictures to use as content. This will save everything, mostly time!

Mouse Gestures 1.5.2
This will shave seconds by not having to go all the way to the top of the browser to click back or use backspace. You might actually get something productive done today because of it.

Yoono is very cool because it shows you lists of sites similar to the one you are on. This is very handy when trying to find other sites in the same category. When your client says, "have you heard of" You can reply, "of course, have YOU checked out slashdot, delicious, reddit, engadget, technorati, lifehacker, boing boing, wired, fark.. etc etc?"

I hope that these help you out. If there are any I missed I will add them. Please leave me comments as to what your favorite Firefox Extensions are and what you use them for!


'nuff said

Lost In Translation

The dialog in this script was written in English, translated to French, then to German, only to be translated back to French, and then English.. got it? Ok. So you might say that the dialog is a bit weird. Anyone who has seen the Star Wars ep III translation will love this. Smelly boy...

GTA: Insane Jump

Thanks everyone who watched my GTA Insane Jump video and helped rate it! I'm very happy to announce that I've recently rolled over 355 thousand views! A very special thanks goes out to the following websites and blogs that took the time to write about my video!




Links to the most interesting videos

Format: La TV vista da dentro


Rated: 4 stars (727 ratings)
Views: 355,475
Comments: 616
Favorited: 817 times
Links: 5

I love Stinko Man!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

1:23 - coool

I'm bored and it's 1:23a so I figured I would write an entry in my blog. I'm currently writing a custom web spider which I've left running for a while and am quite happy with. I've also been editing a few videos. I filmed a quinceanera last week and need to finish editing it. I have a couple weeks but don't want to delay it any longer than I have to.

I've been watching Family Guy religiously again, this time with newer episodes! For the longest time I'd only had Season 1-4 and half of Season 5. Thank god it's complete now, Season 5 is freakin' hilarious. I need to finish my Season 6 torrent but I've been too busy to care to keep it going. I need to save my bandwidth parsing page after page, second by second and all.

I have Le Püf back and he loves to chill in my room. He's been sleeping under my comforter the past couple days, tho not while I'm under it. I think he's starting to warm up to me after seeing my roommate. Mr. Fluffles is a very fluffy kitty and is very scared tho he IS getting better... slowly.

I realized two days ago that today was Thanksgiving. I hate when I lose track of time. Bleh, l8r

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Winamp 5.5 w/Mentos

So I have been using Winamp 5.5 and it's new Bento skin for a couple weeks now and I must say I've fallen in love with Winamp all over again. Ever since Frankel left the team, I thought that Winamp was lost to the darkness of AOL. Remember, AOL wasn't doing so hot not too long ago... anyways, the point is, they are trying to redeem themselves. High-five!

Bento Skin
Man this skin is cool! Have I mentioned it's coolness?? It keeps the window-shade mode that I love and still manages to keep me happy all over. The media library un-shades from mini-mode and even stays in-tact when docked to the top. Too bad crashes leave the un-shaded window to shrink the desktop real-estate. Makes programs really short. lol

Winamp Remote
This is a cool feature even tho it's been around for a while. It allows you to stream your music to wherever you are and it can even be accessed via an XBOX 360 or cell phones and pda's.

Multi-Content View
This view is a life saver. It allows you to view one of the 5 settings, file info, eq, stored playlists, etc. The file info pane is great and allows for easy voting.

Song Change Notification
This handy dandy notebook pops-up in the corner to inform you of the song change. If it only had stars on it to vote...

Well, I must say that instead of talking about it, you should just download and install it over the old one you do have installed... right?

Download Winamp 5.5 at:

Monday, November 12, 2007

StumbleUpon Enhancements

I've been using StumbleUpon for quite a while now and I must say that I'm in love. For all of you that don't know what Stumble is, you need to get rid of your life and join something called the internet. Stumble is your personal channel-surfer for the newest coolest stuff on the web. It's one of the best toolbars you can ever install. Once you setup an account, you choose from a huge list things you are in to and click Stumble on the toolbar to start seeing sites of those kinds. Any time you come across a site in Google for example, you can click "I like it!" to add it to StumbleUpon's directory, tag it and so forth.

StumbleUpon has been bringing me consistent content ever since i've installed it. But still, there are a few features I would really love to see:
  1. The Ability to Stumble my own 'Liked' pages. When I do a username search for my username, why does it tell me i've already seen everything? I want to see it again damn it!
  2. Bookmarks. I don't like having to use Stumble AND then to keep track of a site I liked. There's an "I like it!" button and I want it to work damn it!
  3. Squirrels. There's definitely not enough squirrels... or tacos.
  4. Integration with Digg. Sure someone likes it, but how many?
I'm done. I cant think of anything else right now, i'll go back in and fix it later.

Some of my favorite tags on Stumble include PHP, Graphic Design, and lolcats.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

4x4 Off Road Action

Went off roading in some land rovers, i'll spare your lives with this video:

Monday, January 08, 2007

PHP: creating a simple GET navigation system

Websites are wonderful for giving the user information about your product or service. Sometimes the amount of pages are staggering, and updating many pages takes time. PHP is great for websites that have dynamic content. In this day and age, using multiple HTML files is too much hassle when making a subtle change. In this example, you will setup a website that appears to do everything inside index.php (even though includes are performing the work). This is a good way to navigate your site using only one GET variable. We will be using 4 files in this example, altho it can be expanded upon very easily.

How it all works
When the request to index.php is made, PHP will first check the url to see if the variable "a" has been set (e.g. ?a=home). It will check this value against the keys of the $pages array, if the key is found inside the array, the value of the array (the filename) is passed to the include function and loaded. In the case that the variable is non-existing or a 'bad value' the default page ($default_page) will be loaded. The and files will automatically be inserted before and after the content page respectively.

Required Files

These files are included, not linked to. Your users will never know these files exist, unless you have an error message dump it out somewhere.
( and style.css are not required for this example)

index.php - this is the daddy script that determines what to do
includes/ - this file will contain everything from the doctype to the end of the header/nav system.
includes/ - this file will contain everything from copyright to the final </html> tag.
includes/ - this file will contain the middle part that has all the content.
includes/ - this file will contain the middle part dealing with the about us page.
includes/ - (optional) this file will contain the middle part dealing with the about us page.
style.css - (optional) this is where your styles will go, should you seperate them from

Lets look at the files:


What this does:
This script will load a header, content, and a footer for output to the browser.
The content file is loaded based on the value of $_GET["a"].
This script will double check to ensure that the keyword is valid, otherwise it uses a default.
No complicated if or switch statements are used, this is where the $pages array comes in.

$cur_page will be populated from $_GET["a"] (the keyword), eg: index.php?a=home or index.php?a=
$pages contains an array of 'keys' (for ?a=) and 'filenames' (in includes/) to valid pages that can be accessed.
If the keyword doesn't exist, $default_page will be loaded instead. (this can be modded to use an extra file)
The include file is loaded.

$pages[""] = "";
$pages["home"] = ""; //setup home as well
$pages["about"] = "";
//add more pages here!

$cur_page = $_GET["a"];
$default_page = ""; //this needs to be a valid key from $pages
$inc_path = "includes/";

//lets include our header
include $inc_path . "";

if ($pages[$cur_page]){
//lets include the correct file
include $inc_path . $pages[$cur_page];
//the keywords didn't match anything so lets load $default_page
include $inc_path . $pages[$default_page];

//OR you could have another file loaded
//include $inc_path . ""; //include a custom error handler

//lets include our footer
include $inc_path . "";


<title>This is an example site</title>
<style type="text/css">
.copyright {font-size: 10px; text-align: center}

<h1>Example Site</h1>

<span class="copyright">© 2007 my website. all rights reserved</span>

<h2>Welcome to Main!</h2>
<p>This is an example of what could go on the main page!</p>

<h2>About Us</h2>
<p>Here you can find all about us!</p>

includes/ (If you uncomment the error code)
<p>There was an error found!</p>

Thats it! Copy the files to your php webserver, be sure the paths are correct and the files are in the proper places. Also, links should start with: "index.php?a=KEYWORD&more=vars"... etc etc (or just:
?a=KEYWORD&more=vars if its' your index.php file :P )

To test your page, navigate to these urls: (home should load when trying a bad keyword)