December 1, 2005 8:06 PM   Subscribe

How about some pre-Friday flash fun? Nothing to win here. Just a lot of bouncing boxes.
posted by panoptican (20 comments total)
It doesn't seem to like me. Or Firefox 1.5.
posted by loquax at 8:11 PM on December 1, 2005

Yeah, had the same problem here. Or maybe we're both not likable....
posted by nevercalm at 8:30 PM on December 1, 2005

Works on my 1.5.
posted by JPowers at 8:31 PM on December 1, 2005

Hm... I'm using 1.5 and it's running fine. If you're using Adblock, be sure to upgrade to the latest version, or your Flash will get blocked (the automatic update didn't work for me).

A nice distraction for a few minutes, which I just happened to need. Thanks.
posted by Maxson at 8:32 PM on December 1, 2005

[Lil Mo (Lil Bow Wow)]
Come on everybody won't you bounce with me
(Check me out now)
Cause a party ain't party unless you bounce with me
(Girls back it up now)
Ladies throw your drinks up
Playas throw your dubs up
Everybody let's get the club crunk
(Everybody get crunk in the club when it drop)
(In the club start actin' up)
Come on and bounce with me
posted by kosem at 8:35 PM on December 1, 2005

Works fine for me in FF 1.5 (OS X)... Lots of fun!
posted by brundlefly at 8:38 PM on December 1, 2005

Hmm, updated adblock (and everything else), still nothing, just a black page. I suppose I shall never know the joy of bouncy springs and scissors...
posted by loquax at 8:40 PM on December 1, 2005

Lots of fun, meaningless or no. I like the evolving-optical-illusion effect you can get with the spring slider all the way down and damper all the way up (i.e. lots of spring, no damping).
posted by soyjoy at 8:46 PM on December 1, 2005

Holy crap this is awesome.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 8:46 PM on December 1, 2005

Note: if you start something moving with little or no damping, then move the Spring slider up and down a bunch, you break it.
posted by kafziel at 8:51 PM on December 1, 2005

I had all kinds of problems with the Firefox upgrade... somewhere during the beta process, something was broken, and many pages (like Google video) wouldn't render.

What I ended up doing was removing Firefox, salvaging my bookmarks.html (in "c:\documents and settings\username\application data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\some random name\bookmarks.html"), erasing the entire Mozilla folder, and reinstalling. That fixed everything right up. You'll, ahem, toss your cookies by doing this... you may be able to save the cookies.txt file too. But I cared only about my bookmarks.

This is a cute link. There's enough blocks that, if you're patient, you can make a passable spiderweb. The cut-spring tool is annoyingly random, however, so if you do like I did... build a basic lattice, add in the spiderweb, and then remove the lattice... you'll get a lot of wrong cuts and will have to reattach many springs.

Note that you can also do multiple springs if you want a given one to 'pull harder' than other ones.
posted by Malor at 8:52 PM on December 1, 2005

Yeah, I blew it up too. But I did that by adding about twenty springs between the middle block and one of the anchor blocks. It pulled the whole web off the screen and then crashed my browser.
posted by panoptican at 8:55 PM on December 1, 2005

A few thousand more nodes, a blue background, and some springs that explode under tension, and you've got a great dynamic logo for MetaFilter.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:23 PM on December 1, 2005

Neat. But with no score or anything how am I supposed to compare myself to other mefites and figure out who is a better human being?
posted by Stauf at 9:23 PM on December 1, 2005

But with no score or anything...
At first glance I thought you meant "musical score". Now that would be cool.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:29 PM on December 1, 2005

Lots of fun. Thx.
posted by jeblis at 9:43 PM on December 1, 2005

I should have known better than to click on this link before going to bed.
posted by Busithoth at 10:11 PM on December 1, 2005

for some reason I have this weird craving to trap and eat bugs.
posted by thisisdrew at 11:25 PM on December 1, 2005

Stupendous! For awhile I was worried that I wouldn't have anything to prevent me from going to sleep and monopolize my every waking moment! Thank god that was solved.

Seriously, this is fantastic. Tons of fun to be had.
posted by Stunt at 11:58 PM on December 1, 2005

Doesn't work for me (FF 1.5, Flash 8). I can drag the boxes OK but can't cut or create springs. What gives?
posted by cbrody at 9:21 AM on December 2, 2005

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