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Preloaders: 3D Loading Animations

Loading GIF
Every AJAX app has them. Whether they are necessary in every case(or ever) is debatable . Preloaders.net has them in 3d, 2d, and allows you to show the world that your app is making progress . Brevity aside, they have a decent selection of configurable loading animations that are easy to export to .gif . You can configure background and foreground color, as well as animation speed and size. Definitely a site worth bookmarking for the 1 or 2 times you would ever need it.

I previously posted about another similar site HERE .

You Just Got Tagged

Tara recently wrote about how she was tagged by someone else in a blog post, which is apparently the equivalent of poking someone with a stick via the internet. Normally I don’t fall in for the “chain letter / poking / link love/ tagging” behavior. This time though, Tara used the correct method to goad a response out of me… She dared me. And I am no chicken. So below, you will see my 4×4 response. Sit back, relax, and enjoy learning a little bit more about me. Don’t worry, I won’t tag anyone else, as I don’t want to condone Tara’s behavior, but Leslie, Derek, and Walter should step up.

4 Things I Love:

  • My 3 month old son Lucas: He wakes up with a smile every day, and reminds me to do the same.
  • My wife: She keeps me grounded and constantly reminds me of what is most important in life.
  • My dogs: They were our first “kids” and we will always love them, even though they don’t get quite as much attention as they used to.
  • My Job: As cheesy as it sounds, I enjoy my job, and the people I work with. We have some of the most talented and funny people I have ever met working here at Lijit. Every day is fun(nearly).

4 Video Games I Love:

  • Katamari (all of them): The funky music, and addictive game play make up one of the most original series of games ever made. Replay value is HIGH.
  • Grand Theft Auto (all of them): The sandbox style changed the way everyone views video games, and continues to push other publishers to innovate.
  • Halo (all of them): Single player – meh, kinda fun. Multiplayer – f*cking awesome.
  • Bejeweled: Oh crack of the internet, how many productive work hours have you stolen from me. From the little web game that stole my heart and wasted many, many hours of my time at work, to the mobile version on my old Treo 650 that I used to play when I would go outside for cigarette breaks. Don’t worry, I got rid of the cigarette habit and the Treo.
  • Honorable mention: Rockband is awesome.

4 Programming Languages I Couldn’t Live Without:

  • Python: I learned more and got more done with this flexible language than with any other language.
  • PHP: If it weren’t for php, I wouldn’t be able to show this post to you. This is also the language that re-opened my eyes, and got me into web programming, and consequently pushed me towards python, and saved me from perl. Watch out for perl zealots attacking. Just by bashing perl ,I am pretty sure I can triple the readership of this post. Ooh, and Java, it sucks too.
  • Javascript: Yeah, I know, not a “real” programming language in the classic sense. But the things it allows you do in modern browsers is nothing short of spectacular. A lot of us wouldn’t have jobs if it weren’t for javascript.
  • Basic: If not for this language, and the fact that my dad taught some of it to me on our Timex Sinclair, I may not be working with computers at all.

4 Online Tools I Like:

Twitter: You satisfy both my voyeuristic and egotistical urges. Does anyone really care what I am doing…
gMail: All other online mail truly sucks in comparison. Plus your pop3 and your imap is sweet.
del.icio.us: The most practical of all online tools. It started out before Web 2.0 was cool and will be around long after it’s gone.
Lijit: I cannot in good conscience omit the source of my livelihood and the reason my baby has shoes. Plus our search is pretty damn good too.

That is all. I don’t know how to finish this blog post. So I will leave you with one my favorite quotes that will only confuse you more as I am a vegetarian.
Mark TwainSacred cows make the best hamburger .