Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings

WordPress, web development, and world domination.

Yarrr! Talk Like a Pirate Day Is Almost Upon Us!

Once again, Talk Like a Pirate Day is almost here. Yes, this Friday, September 19 is Talk Like A Pirate Day, and all good citizens of the Interwebs are expected to participate!

To make it easy for all of my WordPress friends, I created the Text Filter Suite plugin, which will automagically piratify your web site for TLaPD. Just go to ‘Add New Plugin’ in your Dashboard, and search for ‘talk like a pirate’.

And once again, to demonstrate, any comments added to this post will automatically be converted into pirate speak! Arrr!


Old School Color Cycling with HTML5 |

Back in the 80s and early 90s, animated graphics were mostly very low-res. Computers and graphics cards just didn’t have the oomph needed to animate hi-resolution pictures with lots of colors, and they could only display 256 different colors on the screen simultaneously, indexed from a larger palette of available colors. But clever programmers realized that by modifying the index table, a sort of poor-man’s animation could be achieved. Some took this to a whole new level, creating motion and atmospheric effects that were quite impressive.

Old School Color Cycling with HTML5 |