Flash/SWF/FLV embedding problem (Controls and Skin)

Are you having a problem with embedding of flash files on your site, where the controls/skin isn’t showing, but they do show if you access the SWF directly?

I am not a big fan of Flash. And I have never used it on any of my websites. Unfortunately though, I have been redesigning a website for a friend which has forced me into this realm of Flash Frustration™.  There are about 400 flash videos on this site, so it is impossible to convert them to an alternate format. Continue reading Flash/SWF/FLV embedding problem (Controls and Skin)

GameTap : Free Games

Check out http://www.gametap.com. I was pretty dubious about this at first, because as with free offers, there is usually a catch. however this doesn’t seem to have one (aside from a few adverts). There is also a pay option which gives you “Gold” status (extending the catalogue of games)

Gametap is an emulator of sorts. It allows you to play a big back catalogue of games from all different platforms (including PC, ATARI, Arcade, Saturn, Commodore, DOS etc.). The selection of free games is pretty impressive. Some of the tiles for free are : Cannon Fodder, Sam & Max episodes, Tomb Raider Legends, Colin McRae 2005, Commandoes 3, Hitman, Hitman 2, Metal Slug…and a load of others.

If you pay to go Gold (not sure how much this is) it unlocks an even bigger catalogue of games.

Go to http://www.gametap.com and download the installer (about 30mb). I am off to play Tomb Raider : Legends…

Genuine complaint to the Devon & Cornwall Police…

This is a genuine complaint to Devon & Cornwall Police Force from an angry member of the public

True email sent to the force, lengthy but brilliantly written…..
Dear Sir/madam/automated telephone answering service,

Having spent the past twenty minutes waiting for someone at Bodmin police station to pick up a telephone I have decided to abandon the idea and try e-mailing you instead.

Perhaps you would be so kind as to pass this message on to your colleagues in Bodmin, by means of smoke signal, carrier pigeon or Ouija board.

As I’m writing this e-mail there are eleven failed medical experiments (I think you call them youths) in St Marys Crescent, which is just off St Marys Road in Bodmin.

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