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January 29, 2012  11:08 PM

Introductory videos on 3D animation with Maya



Posted by: Roger King
3D modeling, Autodesk Maya, extrusion, polygon modeling, Web 2.0, Web 3.0

This blog is dedicated to cutting edge web development and media technology.
Since animation is being used more and more heavily to build highly interactive web 2.0/3.0 interfaces, I thought folks might be interested in a series of...

June 18, 2011  2:56 AM

So, what is the Semantic Web?



Posted by: Roger King
Semantic Web, Web 2.0

There has a been a lot written about the “Semantic Web” and “Web 2.0”. What are they and are they the same thing? We need a couple of definitions. Web applications. A Web Application is a website that provides some sort of substantive functionality...


December 27, 2010  4:53 AM

Godaddy spam: 255 in 18 months



Posted by: Roger King
domain hosting, Godaddy, spam, Web 2.0, web applications

Godaddy: five stars.

I have a handful of domains that I have bought on the GoDaddy site.  They also host a few domains for me.  And I use one of their email accounts quite heavily.  Their servers are fast, their web mail interface is intuitive and visually pleasing,...


August 23, 2010  3:04 AM

Fast is a matter of perspective



Posted by: Roger King
3D animation, Multimedia, photorealistic renderers, Video, Web 2.0

From boxes of IBM cards to animation on websites.

It's easy, if you're my age, to be very excited about the speed of the new generation of multi-core processors and about ever-increasing Internet bandwidth.  Hey, I started out writing programs on punch machines that spat...


July 3, 2010  3:08 AM

More on Mozy, the backup web app



Posted by: Roger King
backups, Mozy, offsite backups, Web 2.0

A while back I posted a couple of negative reviews of Mozy, the online backup service.  See this and


June 21, 2010  4:02 AM

The new web and 3D animation



Posted by: Roger King
3D animation, computer science education, Multimedia, Web 2.0, Web 3.0

I teach 3D animation in a computer science department.  I've been asked why.  After all, shouldn't fine arts people be teaching this stuff?

Here's the reason: it has a lot to do with speed.

There's a debate that has gone on in the computing world for the past few...


April 2, 2010  10:41 PM

More on ‘the Moron App’ called Mozy: What can go wrong with a web app



Posted by: Roger King
advanced Web apps, Web 2.0, web applications

In my last blog posting I detailed my frustrations with Mozy, the offsite backup utility. Rather than being a great example of what modern


March 28, 2010  8:57 PM

Mozy sure likes to mosey along: a Web 2.0 app with mixed results



Posted by: Roger King
Rich Web Apps, Web 2.0, Web 3.0, web applications, web services

A popular class of web apps. One of the more popular offsite backup services is Mozy. I have two accounts, with each one supporting two computers. One on...


February 25, 2010  10:25 PM

Text display for folks with kaleidoscope vision, part 1.



Posted by: Roger King
3D animation, 3D modeling, Add new tag, limited vision, Maya, rich internet apps, Rich Web Apps, Text, Web 2.0, Web development

I did a series of two blog postings several weeks ago on accommodating people with limited vision. It was motivated by the fact that I have had cornea transplants and cataract surgery, and...


February 6, 2010  3:17 AM

The five What? dimensions of mega apps.



Posted by: Roger King
3D animation, advanced Web apps, Multimedia, Semantic Web, Web 2.0, Web 3.0, Web development

This blog is (for the most part) dedicated to advanced web research and development, in particular Web 2.0/3.0 and Semantic Web efforts. Please peruse earlier postings for lots of material on both topics. One thing we have discussed are the “


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