cool! the world famous mr. doob has linked to my fire skull experiment in his latest post! i’ve been continuing to learn more about actionscript 3 and develop a small 3d engine. performance has continued to be a tricky thing. i’m so used to thinking at a lower level and in terms of the sorts of optimizations you’d do in c++ instead of as3. writing fast code in as3 is actually trickier in many ways than c++ because it often means you have to mangle your code and manually inline and unroll loops which most c++ compilers just do for you automatically.
Archive for October, 2007
thursday night was the ozzy osbourne and rob zombie concert at key arena which turned out to be awesome! i was hoping for a crazy over the top performance to kick off halloween and wasn’t disappointed.
rob zombie’s performance was my favorite. the stage was incredibly cool with three giant monster heads, huge pictures of wolfman and frankenstein, tons of skulls and projection screens playing things like classic horror and clips from house of a 1000 corpses and devil’s rejects… so sweet! he played a ton of great songs and looked like he was really enjoying being back on stage.
before ozzy came on the projection screens played some bizarre videos of him spliced into tv shows doing silly things. this left little doubt that he’s completely lost it at this point. his performance was quite fun as he played a lot of his classics like crazy train and iron man and it was comical watching him hop around on stage with his belly bouncing about. on the stage above him he had the craziest iron cross with “ozzy” written on it which would burst into flames and jet fire out and down the sides. it was sweet! at one point like halfway through the set everyone went off stage except ozzy’s guitarist who went into this crazy long solo that just went on and on and on and then finally morphed into the star spangled banner before ending. i found it terribly boring but the rest of the crowd seemed to enjoy it. the guitarist then collapsed on the next song but continued playing on the ground – it was nuts. towards the end ozzy was quite emotional and thanked the crowd several times saying things like “i love you all – god bless you” which i found quite funny coming from the “prince of darkness” with a burning cross behind him!
in the end it was a very entertaining halloween concert well worth the money.