Brain Brian

software engineer living in Los Angeles, California.

Flipboard for iPhone

Flipboard for the iPhone came out this week. It's the first time on my phone I'll actually keep up with all these feeds, in particular Google Reader. I never found an app previously that allowed me to browse Google Reader in a visual way I actually…

Olympic Peninsula Coast Backpacking Trip

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Miscellaneous Snowboarding Debauchery From The 2010/2011 Season

Snowboarding at Stevens Pass on January 8th, 2011 We went all over the mountain in this video. The cat track jumping at the end was especially fun. Music: The Smiths - "Ask (Demo)" Snowboarding in the backcountry @ Stevens Pass - February 19th, 201…

Snowboarding at Stevens Pass - February 13th, 2011

Our friend Brendan was in from Philly. We had a great day on the mountain. Chris, Rob and myself took an avalanche awareness class at Stevens Pass the day before. The class was great and definitely makes me feel a lot more comfortable hiking into the…

Snowboarding at Stevens Pass - Going deeper.

We spent the day January 22nd hiking Cowboy Mountain. Here are some of the results. Music in the video: Ducktails - Hamilton Road The Pharmacy - Little Toys On A Shelf

Snowboarding at Stevens Pass - December 11th, 2010

I recently purchased a new action sports camera called the Drift Innovation HD170. Here are the results from a day of snowboarding at Stevens Pass with some friends. This was our first day up at Stevens of the season. It was also the second day the…

BlackBerry PlayBook Hands on and iPad Comparison

I'm super excited about the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. We've been tinkering with the SDK at work. The videos of the actual device being used are starting to pop up and it's looking like a promising tablet.

Azure Ray is Realeasing a New Album!

Azure Ray is releasing a new album after a 6 year hiatus. Both Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink have been off pursing music in their own ways, but are releasing a new full-length album as Azure Ray again on September 14th. Check out a sample of the…

July 4th, 2010 Trip to Olympic Peninsula Coastline

Trip to Olympic Peninsula Coastline, July 4, 2010 We had an epic trip this past holiday weekend. We were blessed with great weather and bald eagles galore (even bald eagles carrying snakes). Enjoy some of the photos!

CocoRosie and Owning a Record Player

I went to the Showbox Market for the first time tonight. You would think living in Seattle for over 2 years and being someone who frequents on average about 1 show a week that I would have seen a show at the Showbox Market by now. This was my first…

Thoughts on the iPad

Apple released the iPad last week as many of you well know.  I had little interest in the device, but still see some great potential in the world of tablet computing.  After all I've seen and read, I feel the device, where it stands, is a great tool…

Enjoying the cool mist off Lake Michigan

Enjoying the cool mist off Lake Michigan Originally uploaded by Brian Behrens I had an amazing trip back home to Milwaukee. I got to spend a lot of time with my family and old friends I miss. Living in Seattle, I definitely find myself missing…

Adobe Flash on Mobile Devices

We're starting to see mobile devices supporting flash content within webpages on our mobile devices. When is apple going to jump on this? Will Apple ever support flash on the iPhone? Check out the video below featuring flash on the new HTC Hero:

Owning a bike.

Ride back from maple leaf. Originally uploaded by Brian Behrens Buying a bike about 3 weeks ago now was the best thing I could have ever done. I've gone the past year in Seattle without a car. Now owning a bike, I have the freedom, adventure, and…

The iPhone 3G S and the Camera.

Broken Disco 2.0 @ Chop Suey Originally uploaded by Brian Behrens I picked up the new phone on Friday just before lunch at the AT&T store in downtown Seattle. There was no line when I arrived, but one formed shortly after. With there being no line…

Superscript and Subscript Within Dynamic Text Fields in Flash

So today I ran into the issue of getting superscripted ® and TM characters within dynamic text fields.  The doesn't work for this within flash, neither will any CSS trickery.  So I turned to font embeds after reading through some other blog posts. I…

Clearing the Display of a Video Object in Flash Issues

So today a co-worker of mine and I were trying to figure out why he couldn't clear the display of an image in the video object on his stage.  The Adobe documentation states that if you use the clear method of the Video class that it should do the…

POP's New Downtown Office

I've been working at POP for over 6 months now. It's been an exciting experience. POP had been planning a move from Interbay to downtown before I began employment here. 1 week ago it happened. The space has been a great inspiration to us all. Check…

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