Today, I fixed the "transparency" issue on the Facebook Flash Embed application. Rather than using a transparent background for all Flash animations, it now allows you to set the background colour. Some animations that did not display correctly previously will now appear correctly.

Additionally, a few minor bugs with the Import a Flash "embed" code were fixed as well. FlashVars in <embed> tags should now work properly.

As usual, please report any bugs to me :)

A funny easter egg I recently came across in Windows XP, relating to files created in the future:

  1. Set your system clock to a date in the future (something far in the future; eg December 2030).
  2. Create a new file (anything, a blank text document will do).
  3. Set the system clock back to the real date.
  4. Open the directory containing the newly-created file.
  5. Choose the View → Arrange Icons By → Modified option.
  6. Tick View → Arrange Icons → Show in Groups.
  7. Look at the group heading of the newly-created file:
    Windows XP Easter Egg - “Sometime This Millenia”

Of course, that should be "Millenium"... Millennia is plural :P


Around 46,000 students did their English exam today, me being one of them. The English exam sucks; I'm so bad at writing essays :( . It was alright, but I screwed up a bit of it. Basically, we have to write four essays — Two text response essays (essays based on texts we read in class), a language analysis piece (analyse the ways language is used in some articles), and a persuasive/opinionative piece. I spent too long on the analysis and persuasive pieces (as these are what I'm good at). I completed one of the text response essays and then noticed I only had like 25 minutes or so to do the last one. So it was horribly rushed and probably quite incoherent :P

So yeah, I'm soooo glad that exam is now over; it was the one exam I was really dreading. The exams I have left are:

Monday 5th November
3:00 PM–4:15 PM — Specialist Maths Exam 1 (non-calculator)

Friday 9th November
9:00 AM–10:15 AM — Maths Methods Exam 1 (non-calculator)

Monday 12th November
11:45 AM–2:00 PM — Maths Methods Exam 2 (calculator)

Wednesday 14th November
11:45 AM–1:30 PM — Physics

Thursday 15th November
9:00 AM–10:45 AM — Chemistry (ewwww :P )

Friday 16th November
3:00 PM–5:15 PM — Specialist Maths Exam 2 (calculator)

So yeah, after that, No more school! On to University next year. I'm hoping that I get an ENTER score above 87, that way I'll get into Computer Science at Melbourne University :)

Edit: Some people were asking about the title of this post. It was referring to my MSN Messenger display name, which I had set to "It's Survivor: English Exam Edition. 46000 students, 4 hours, 3 essays. Who will survive?" for a while :D