David Millington
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Need help identifying fonts?

Its a site where you upload an image with the font in it and it will do its best to tell you the name of the font. This is quite old now but I only just found out about it:

What The Font?

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Flash8 BitmapData.loadBitmap() Woes

If you've been having trouble getting anything to appear when using the loadBitmap() function then chances are you've made a simple mistake. The documentation says to use the linkageId of a library object as the sole argument for this function i.e:

var myBitmap:BitmapData = BitmapData.loadMovie("libObjectId");

The key to using this function is that you have to attach an actual image object from the library; so say you've imported a jpg/png there, give this a linkageId and use that. Dont drop an instance of the image into a movieclip/graphic object and give that an Id. That would be the reason it didnt work. Be warned: you wont get an error message telling you it didnt work, your bitmap will just be blank.

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Sky By Broadband is not what it seems

Sky By Broadband is not what it seems:

http://hintofsarcasm.com/2006/01/12/sky-by-broadband

I installed it last night and was showing it off to some other people. Today when I logged in my firewall told me that a service I had never heard of was trying to act as a server. At first this had me a bit myphed but then I remembered the last thing I had done last night; install SBB (Sky By Broadband). So I pulled up my services panel and saw a new service called KService.exe running. I did a quick google and found that its a service installed along with SBB. That's also when I found the above page. It turns out that SBB is a peer to peer application such as Emule, Kazaa etc.

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Using credentials with the .net SmtpClient class

I had a bit of trouble decyphering the MSDN article below:

What MSDN says about using credentials i.e the SmtpClient.Credentials property

Using a username and password with the new .net mailer is actually quite easy (C#):

SmtpClient mailer = new SmtpClient();
mailer.Host = "mail.youroutgoingsmtpserver.com";
mailer.Credentials = new System.Net.NetworkCredential("yourusername", "yourpassword");
mailer.Send("from@address.net", "to@address.net", "Subject line", "Main email text body");

As a sidenote, I was trying to send from an smtp server that was running on the same system as the site I was working on. That server uses the no-ip service to redirect the domain name to the dynamic IP the server sits at. The problem I ran into was that hotmail totally rejected the sent messages on receipt. I could send them ok but they just never came through on the other end, at the hotmail recipient. It took alot of digging around for me to find out that it rejects mail sent from certain dynamic IP hosts such as no-ip. If you want to send it then you will have to use an smtp server that is NOT with one of these hosts.

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Project Entropia Subliminal Messages

You read it right, there are laws against this sort of thing arent there?

MSS Subliminal Messages

The game plays .wav files when your in certain buildings that could be considered subliminul. The messages vary in what they say but a fair few are money orientatedMoney Mouth

"You look great! Try our clothing color system" - which'll cost you.
"You have the gift! Be the best miner" - by constantly purchasing a flow of bombs and equipment repairs from us.

I'll leave you with my all time favorite Laughing

"Your dreams have no limit! Build something great"

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