Monthly Archives: November 2008

Movember

It’s been a big month. I started my Flex 3 journey. A new US president was elected. I visited Legoland. With this post, I’ve cracked the magical number of 10 in a month! And in that time I’ve grown what

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re: Australia

At first my comments below were driven largely by the offence taken (as an Australian) at Daniel Freeman’s post titled Australia. Check out the article, it refers to working in different countries and the opportunity that brings (or not as

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Picasa 3 is out!

My love hate affair with Google’s Picasa is starting to tilt more towards just being one of love. Picasa 3 is out (somehow I totally missed the Beta) and has some really great new features. I especially like the new

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Google promotes social search algorithm

This morning when doing my normal Googling I noticed two new icons associated with every search result. Here’s a screenshot (click for a larger image): As you can see there is a new arrow icon (promote) and a cross icon

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Flex Builder is having an identity crisis

Not one to start rumours, but this comment from Lee Brimolow over at Keith Peters blog seems to suggest (or my reading between the lines is shocking) that there will be a revised naming strategy for the upcoming release of

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The all encompassing Flash Platform

Seems we’ve come a long way from the days of Flashkit users (ahh the memories asking whether Flash can be connected to a database. Now the questions is more likely to be what can’t Flash be connected to! The formalisation

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Google Maps meet AS3, AS3 meet Google Maps

A few years back I worked on a project that used the Google Maps API and at the time I was charged with recommending to the client whether to use Flash or Javascript/HTML to get the job done. At the

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Good at writing lists; bad at crossing things off them

I’ve spent a good deal of the last couple days fiddling around with two list applications (they’re both Air apps). The first one, MiniTask takes (as the name suggests) a minimalist approach to task lists. The second one, Simple Tasks

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Enough “Helvetica Neue” already!

As a Firefox 3 user, I was mystified when I upgraded from FF 2 to see that a few sites had some very ugly italic text going on. The number of sites not rendering “properly” has steadily grown to the point where I decided to figure out what the hell was going on.

Well it seems that FF3 doesn’t render “Helvetica Neue” very well… in fact it does a very bad job indeed!

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I have a dream…

I awoke this morning to the BBC coverage of Senator Obama being announced as President Elect. A few times I welled up listening to his victory speech – reminded me of some of Jed Bartlett’s finer oratory moments Barack Obama

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