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2010 And Beyond

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2009-2010

The Weather Quiz on Fox 4 Extreme Weather website utilizes permadi.com’s Free Flash XML Based Quiz.
Find out how you can create your own quiz here.

2009-2010

Space Station Quiz! How well do you know the galaxy?

Space Station Quiz on SpaceStatonInfo.com utilizes permadi.com’s Free Flash XML Based Quiz.
Find out how you can create your own quiz here.

2009-2010

Raycasting On Android!  permadi.com’s Raycasting Tutorial is featured!

The excerpt above is from a newly released book: Pro Android Games, a book by Vladimir Silva

Thanks for mentioning permadi.com’s Raycasting Tutorial.

February 18, 2008


Today, Kaleidoscope Painter is the number 6 on the list of Featured Computer Graphicssite.
http://www.stumbleupon.com/tag/computer-graphics/It has over 400 reviews by StumbleUpon users: http://www.stumbleupon.com/url/www.permadi.com/java/spaint/spaint.html
Here are some of the comments:

  • Review by Sandmat: “This is way too cool. Just put it on auto for a while and watch the changes:)”
  • Review by rajanmr: “super applet for painters”
  • Review by CanasClone:  Its impossible to make it look bad… thats sweet!”
  • Review by Dolphin Dancer: “This is quite an eye-pleaser. After messing around with the drawing process for a bit, try setting the brush size to the smallest setting, clearing the drawing area then hitting auto and let it run by itself. So easy to lose yourself in the graphic…”

December 2007

Kaleidoscope Painter is mentioned in Central News, a newsletter for Region 3 – New York State Art Teachers Association.http://www.nysata.org/doc/pdf/Region_3_News.pdf (page 11)

October 2007

Kaleidoscope Painter is mentioned in Bobcat Bulletin.  On page 10, they said:

Web Fun ! Do you like playing with color and kaleidoscopes? Try this amazing website! The only drawback is that you can’t print out your creations, but it is still a ton of fun!”

Read at: http://www.oswego308.org/schools/boulderhill/news/newsletters/pdf/OfficialOctNewsletter2007.pdf (page 10)

June 2007

On its Photoshop Tips section, the Carol County Camera Club (if you’re into photography and computer graphics, be sure to visit their site) mentioned the “turning photo to sketch” tutorial on permadi.com.  Here’s an excerpt:

“The following (from www.permadi.com) is a more involved technique, but for those comfortable with Photoshop, the results can be very pleasing.”

http://carrollcameraclub.wordpress.com/category/photoshop-tips/

August 2006

Kaleidoscope Painter is selected as John C. Murphy Memorial Library Website of the Week.  They said:

Online doodling? Create your own digital kaleidoscope or view an automatic exploding pattern of color.”

http://library.clcillinois.edu/wowlist.cfm

June 2006

Common Sense Media, reviewed permadi.com and reviewer Jean Armour Polly says:

Colorful interactives and challenging Web games.

This programmer’s personal site offers a sweet little selection of Web games that everyone from tots to teens will enjoy.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/website-reviews/Permadi.html

2005

I noticed a nice use of the Flash/Javascript communication technique used in GIS visualization in ABP Marine Enviromental Research (UK) website.

http://www.conservancy.co.uk/wind/tide_simulations/view1_05.htm

December 2004


The Flash JavaScript tutorial is mentioned in Rapid Intake’s WBS Tips at http://www.rapidintake.com/ri_press_wbttips_current.htm#tip3

Excerpt from the article:

“There are many articles out on the web about how to use JavaScript to call pre-defined Flash methods … You can find a good article on this technique at http://www.permadi.com/tutorial/flashjscommand/.”

 

November  2004

School Library Journal reviewed Kaleidoscope Painter:

“Kaleidoscope Painter is just a simple Java exercise in creativity …  Either way it is manipulated, the canvas creates a never ending panorama of design that responds to how the mouse is moved. This will get your creative juices flowing!”

http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA484525.html

July  2004

Games and fun for everyoneThe 8 Queens Problem has received this awardBonus.com.  Here’s what they said:

“Your excellent website has been selected by the editor’s at Bonus.com!  We’re presenting you with the “Editor’s Choice” Award as an appreciation of your work.”

July  2004

Games and fun for everyoneThe Towers of Hanoi has received this awardBonus.com.  Here’s what they said:

“Your excellent website has been selected by the editor’s at Bonus.com!  We’re presenting you with the “Editor’s Choice” Award as an appreciation of your work.”

2004



2BrightSparks
listed permadi.com as one of the Top 25 Websites pick as said this about permadi.com:

A great site from a creative heavyweight.

Thank you 2BrightSparks!

Monday, November 17, 2003

Current site statistics based on browser’s log:
Average number of visits for the last three months is 72,544 per month. Statistics from Alexa:

  • Traffic rank for today: 201,512
  • Traffic rank (3 months average): 261,268
    Note: Traffic Rank number does not equal the number of users
    What’s a Traffic Rank?

Check today’s rank.

2003

Kaleidoscope Painter appeared on the STARKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Indiana) newsletter.

 

2003

Congratulations to Lee Semel, who wrote the award winning Wolfenstein 5K.   Thank you for mentioning permadi.com’s Ray Casting tutorial.

You can play Wolfenstein 5K at http://www.innofinity.com/5k/2002/ or http://www.wolf5k.com/index.html

2003

the Hive (an experimental wiki that uses wiki and blogs in collaborative environment) linked Kaleidoscope Painter under their definition of KaleidoScopic.

Wednesday September 18, 2002

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PC WORLD has an article by Steve Bass which mentioned the Java Applets on this site.  This is what it said:

Dig this: Okay, now for a work avoidance technique. Zip over to F. Permadi’s and spend a little time with Missile Invasion, Battle Tank 3D, or one of the other dozen games and toys.”

Link to the article: http://pcworld.com/howto/article/1,aid,104442,00.asp
or http://web.archive.org/web/20050305052803/http://pcworld.com/howto/article/1,aid,104442,00.asp

The article also appeared on About.com or http://web.archive.org/web/20080219153023/http://pcworld.about.com/news/Sep182002id104442.htm.
The article also appeared on Yahoo (no longer active).

August 2002

This site has been favorably reviewed on “SMORK Awesome Internet Sites for Kids,” a book published by Ride The Wave Media Inc.

August 2002

Kaleidoscope Painter is one of “The Week’s Links” on “O’Donnell on Computers”radio show. This show airs on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm PST on KSFO (560 AM) – San Francisco.

June  2002

Games and fun for everyoneThe 3 Scientists & 3 Bandits has received this awardBonus.com.  Here’s what they said:

Your excellent website has been selected by the editor’s at Bonus.com!  We’re presenting you with the “Editor’s Choice” Award as an appreciation of your work.

May  2002


Lockergnome.com
(a free technology e-mail newsletters) has this to say about 
FLA JIGZAW
:

“I’ve always enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, no matter how complicated they may be. In fact, I have found that working on one jigsaw puzzle is a pleasant way to kill the next six or seven years of your life. Anyway, this online jigsaw puzzle isn’t quite as daunting, but it’s a fun way to pass the time. ….. Check out the rest of this site for loads of Flashy, mind-bending goodness”

Link to the full article: http://www.lockergnome.com/issues/digitalmedia/20020502.html (under GnomeFEATURE)

March 2002

For the second year in a row, Kaleidoscope Painter has been honored in the following book.

It’s is listed in the highly-coveted 10 Special Don’t Miss Hotlistscategory.  This hot-list appears at the beginning of the book.   (Note: I have no influence over the listing; in fact, I don’t even know how it got listed on the book, but thanks for including it)
(Book by Jean Armour Polly,  Osborne McGraw-Hill, publisher)

Kaleidoscope Painter is also listed as one of the 100 hot sites for families on the “netmom” site (art category).

The link is at the following: http://www.netmom.com/ikyp/samples/hot_art.shtml.

March 2002

Kaleidoscope Painter has been selected as a featured web site on the book Kids & Family Internet Guide(Yahbooks Publishing).

February 2002

CLiCKStoday has these to say about Kaleidoscope Painter:


Link to the article: http://www.clickstoday.com/2002/0207.html

November 2001


Kaleidoscope Painter
was reviewed by brizcomm (Australia) and discussed on ABC Radio.   The review also appeared in Brisbane News magazine.  It declares that Kaleidoscope Painter is:

“In a net shell: Fun.”

Read more of the review at http://www.brizcomm.com.au/extras/newsletters.asp?id=96

October 23, 2001


Missile Invasion is rated 4 (out of 5 stars) by Bonus.com users.

October 2001

Regarding Kaleidoscope Painter.  I received this e-mail from Backwash.com:

“Congratulations! Your content has been recommended by Backwash.com! … you’ve received the Backwash Seal of Approval from our Internet Community…”

March 2001

Kaleidoscope Painter has been honored in the following book.

It’s is listed in the highly-coveted 10 Special Don’t Miss Hotlistscategory.  This hot-list appears at the beginning of the book.  (Note: I have no influence over the listing; in fact, I don’t even know how it got listed on the book, but thanks you for including it)
(Book by Jean Armour Polly,  Osborne McGraw-Hill, publisher)

Note: The Painter link above is an old URL.  The current URL is http://www.permadi.com/java/spaint/

Wednesday February 28, 2001

Kaleidoscope Painter was used to create the logo for an event called “Kaleidoscope.”   The one day event is organized by the University of Manchester.

July 2000

Kaleidoscope Painter is listed on Monitor magazine, July 2000 issue.  Link: http://www.monitor.ca/monitor/issues/vol7iss12/kidsnet.html

Thursday August 31, 2000

Netweek magazine (Australia) selected Kaleidoscope Painter as one of the editor’s choice site, and reviewed it on the magazine.  Also, on November 2000,  they e-mailed me and told me  that it has been nominated for Netweek’s Best Website Awards.

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Friday March 7, 2000

www.permadi.com opens.  Some areas are still broken or under construction .. please be patient (yep, please click the ‘Back’ button if you hit a broken link).

Tuesday December 7, 1999

Netscape.com selected Kaleidoscope Painter as a New Site of the Day.

But the applet has been online for over a year, why call it “new”, I wonder?  According to their Editorial Policy: “new doesn’t simply mean newly hatched or radically updated. The editors of What’s New also believe that new means timely and topical information.”   To be selected, the site must excel in both content and design.  The link is here.

Note: The link at the above site might still point to the old URL.  The current URL for Kaleidoscope Painter is http://www.permadi.com/java/spaint/

Monday  November 1, 1999

Kaleidoscope Painter received this award for being named one of the “Best on the Web” by C&T Publishing.

Kaleidoscope Painter is also listed in “Free Stuff for Crafty Kids on the Internet,” a book by Judy Heim and  Gloria Hansen, published by C&T Publishing.

Note: The link at the above site might still point to the old URL.  The current URL for Kaleidoscope Painter is http://www.permadi.com/java/spaint/.

Tuesday August 31, 1999

Kaleidoscope Painter is featured at ZDTV‘s  Internet Tonight show, in the Stupid Net Tricks segment.  Here’s some of what they said:

“Check out those groovy design…man.”

Note: The link at the above site might still point to the old URL.  The current URL for Kaleidoscope Painter is http://www.permadi.com/java/spaint/.

Wednesday August 25, 1999

Kaleidoscope Painter has received this award.

Surfing the Net with Kids 4 star site

Barbara J. Feldman, who is a columnist for syndicated column “Surfing the Net with Kids” has awarded 4 (out of 5) stars to Kaleidoscope Painter.  On her Interactive Coloring article, she described the applet as

“Guaranteed to capture your imagination.”  

Ms Feldman’s column is syndicated by the United Feature Syndicate.
http://www.surfnetkids.com/daily.html  The link to the article is here and also elsewhere here.

Friday June 4, 1999

The main index page has been changed.  Some areas are still empty; so if you happen to come across an empty page, sorry. Yep… click that browser’s back button.

Wednesday June 2, 1999


The Alien Trooper applet has been updated to make it more “politically correct”.  Now, the player is battling evil aliens who invade the earth.

Thursday May 20, 1999

My Java Applets Gallery is featured on TV as the Website of the day on CNN Headline News. It is also listed on the  CNN’s WebLinks, as one of the Internet addresses seen on air.

Here’s a screenshot (look for 5/20 entry which I marked with the red arrow on the right).  The link to the CNN page shown below is here: May 1999 (active as of 02/2001).   (Jun 2001 update – CNN recently rearranged their site, and this page may no longer be there, here’s the link to the page as of Jun 2001

http://cgi.cnn.com/SPECIALS/weblinks/hln/9905.html


Note: The link at the above site might still point to the old URL.  The current URL ishttp://www.permadi.com/java/.

Sunday May 9, 1999

The Java Applets Gallery is selected as one of the fascinating animation sites in About.com, by Tom Franks of the miningco.com.   He seems to be impressed by the Java Biomorph applet.

Excerpt from the article:

Note: The link to the Java materials in the article might still point to the old URL.  The current URL is http://www.permadi.com/java/.  The link to the article is here.

Saturday March 20, 1999

On it’s Saturday edition, the San Jose Mercury News  newspaper Technology section (Silicon Valley Life) listed the Kaleidoscope Painter as one of the “web sites to see.”


 

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