Monday, November 16, 2009

Frankie Likes To Spin

9 comments:

cwbowron said...

You're embed code is broken.

Here's a direct link: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~wagnerr/SpinningHippo.swf

... I think he's going to get very dizzy...

Rick Wagner said...

Thanks for the bug report. I removed some whitespace from the HTML and it seems to be working now.

Hippo A. Potamus said...

Franie does walk a little funny after all that spinning, but he's a really great breakdancer!

Anonymous said...

Hipponotizing!

Claire Voyant said...

Do NOT stare directly into the hippo!

Jimbo said...

Hippo isn't spinning but the room is ... help!

Rick Wagner said...

New and improved! Hippo helped me figure out how to make the background transparent so that Frankie can float over the polka dots. If anybody wants a Spinning Frankie on their own web site, add this HTML:

<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="300" height="300" align="middle"><param name="movie" value="http://www-personal.umich.edu/~wagnerr/SpinningHippo.swf" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" width="300" height="300" align="middle" src="http://www-personal.umich.edu/~wagnerr/SpinningHippo.swf" wmode="transparent" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain"></embed></object>

You could copy SpinningHippo.swf to your own computer/server (and readdress those bits of the HTML) so it won't break if my personal web space changes.

Regulus said...

I don't like all that spinning that Frankie is doing. I think he'd (and I'd) prefer watching a plush hippo relax in a tranquil and pleasant setting.

Anonymous said...

Hypnopotamus!