Of course, the odds of me finding the technical help I need for this are Buckley's, but I'll just leave this link here, and let you figure out how I did it.
I'm still waiting on the update of the im@s compendium, so I can resume fielding requests (Crisu, hint- actually, he's sort of busy right now, so I have to wait until he's free to deal with the modifications) so I decided to work on something else.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuYoL8Ysu7w
And here's another, although this one is purely technical 'wait, what the heck happened?'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzVLPJg-24M
See if you can figure out what's wrong with them.
Now, do I have your attention?
For most part, I've been talking with someone who's been proven rather enlightening over the last few days, but as you probably can conclude, I'm not a programmer. I'm a tinkerer, and I come up with hackneyed stuff using intuition, some guesswork about how they'd structure it, and quite a lot of luck.
Due to a legal decision on his end, he declined to give the easy way, which is a decision I respect. He did however drop a huge series of hints, so I have to craft a hard way instead. It'd be a very LEGAL hard way, but 'hard' does not begin to describe the theoretical process, but it's doable. (In fact, it was demonstrated after I followed some instructions.)
But this is where my trail runs very thin, because simply put, journalism contacts and a general understanding of things will only get you so far, and I know when I'm out of my depth. My contact has graciously gave me enough information (more than he should have really), and it's up to me (and anyone who wants to help me) to make that bridge with the data we have.
I'm going to throw this out, although I do not believe I can find the technical expertise here, but you know, hope springs eternal. I'm more after ideas for places where I can direct my search, as well as idea testing to check if the idea actually works.
I'm not going to put anyone's hopes up, except for the simple fact that I have the feeling we're significantly closer than you'll ever get to it.