Sonntag, 29. Januar 2012

3DS Max Glowing Particle Animation

This is just a fast little animation that I slapped up.
Took me quite some time :)

First Steps into the Android Market ... And my backstory in Ada.

Hey guys, it's me.
After some fiddling around with programming, trying to learn different languages
(but never truly mastering any...), I've tried to take my first steps of preparation to
enter the Android Market, as a Developer. But let's get back in time 1 year.

I was sitting home, all alone. I didn't really know what to do,
since i had holidays, and my friends and family were on vacation. That was the time when I thought to
myself, "hey dood, you wanted to learn programming for so long... Now get out your tiger blood and
just do it, like programming rambo... or something along those lines". [ ... ]

Read the Glorious Story of my programming adventures, leading to mass deaths and country-wide destabilisation... wtf.

Freitag, 20. Januar 2012

Internet 1 : 0 SOPA - 4,5+ Million Protesters and counting

Hey Guys,

I just received this e-mail from the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) regarding the SOPA and PIPA laws that they want to enforce in the USA, and with the internet being an international place, practically international.
(SOPA - Stop Online Piracy Act) (PIPA - Protect Intelectual Property Act)

In case you went for a Bear Grylls Adventure on January 18th 2012 (read: wednesday) and were cut off from all internet (except Facebook, that is), that may not be due to you camping: According to the e-mail, "Over 100,000 websites went black as citizens sent millions of emails to Congress to show opposition to the blacklist bills". Most famous member of the blackout-protest was the english Wikipedia that, like for example reddit,, and many other websites went black from 8am to 8pm EST on Wednesday.

read more after the break.

Swype Beta Skins - Nice and Clear. [ xwype Classic & NEO ]

For those of you who have downloaded the Swype Beta, but don't find the look to appealing, i've got a goodie.
I made 2 skins for Swype ( The project ist called "xwype, short for xrlabs' swype ).
The classic skin is like a mixture of the Samsung and the iPhone Keyboard.

Note: Alltough the Keyboards on the Picture look a bit strange, it's because I'm not smart enough to take a Picture of the Keyboard in android ;) You should definetively give them a try!

Download link below

Hello World, 21.01.2012

Hello World!
I've finally decided to go live with my blog.
My name is xiq xiao, and i'm the maker of xrlabs ( xiq Revolution Labs ) - a mere synonym for works in Graphics and Computing.
Alltough i can't guarantee that I'll post here all to often, I'll see how this "thing" develops and take according actions :)