Ayan Ray

Thoughts on Software Engineering

What is Software Engineering?

As the famous entrepreneur and investor Marc Andreesson said, Software is Eating the World. From the wide-spread use of the computer, the inter-network…

Defining Agility

Agility is very important to me. In terms of computer science and managing application project management, from design to completion…

Design Patterns: Gang of Four

So I felt like writing a new blog post rather than using tumblr or any of the billion other micro…

Application Transparency – The Need for Proper Feedback

I was working on a mobile app today that we were handed from another firm that lacked in a core…

Define Your Workspace

I have recently started at a new design agency and have had to become re-accustomed with productivity tools I use…

Useful Word Building Tool: AyanRay.com Dictionary

Sometimes, when I can’t find something that fits my needs, I build tools for myself to use to fit those…

Custom PHP Install on Dreamhost Shared Hosting

I like to share what takes some agitation to figure out and doing a custom PHP install on Dreamhost was…

The Best Way to Render Wireframe in Maya

A quick google for render wireframe in Maya will get you some sound results. Unfortunately, I tried them and they…

Japanese Visemes and Phonemes

I’m currently working on an interesting project that involves Japanese speech lip-syncing of a 3D character. Since it was difficult…

Japan: New Years Celebrations

It’s been awhile since I’ve written on Japan. This has been because of mostly the fact I’ve been here before…

Getting Things Done: The Personal Wiki

One application of David Allen’s Getting Things Done principles is the personal wiki (google Monkey GTD). Although the book is…

Productivity and Motivational Tip: Time Cost Table

I’m not sure if this is a standard tool, but I created it for myself to start seeing where my…

Self-Service: Subservient Video AS3 Flex 3

As my first self-service application, the Subservient Video AS3 application allows users to build a fun, creative, and interesting interface…

Coming Soon – SWFWindow AS3 Framework

They are a dime a dozen – a framework for Flash/Flex and AS3. It’s really quite simple making your own…

Code Agitation – The Perils of Duplication

Recently, I noticed something funny in a code base that I view seldomly. I was scrimmaging through the code of…

AssetLoader Updates – we have video!

As promised, I’ve updated the AssetLoader and pulled it into the 21st century. It is a lot more… flex-ible if…

AssetLoader has a new home

As promised, I am going to fix up AssetLoader so it delivers all that it originally promised. As I have…

10 Reasons to Start using WordPress (in general)

I have almost finished configuring my blog to my liking and let me tell you that I am really liking…

New Blog

Hello everyone! As you might be able to tell, I have a new blog. I have finally resorted going back…

My First Adobe AIR App (a 3D Music Player)

This past semester (yes school is back), I had a chance to play around with Adobe AIR for my Human…

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