“Everyone wins” – ya f#%king what?

Steve Jobs, in his recent enlightened rant regarding Flash said that as a result of barring Flash from all of their mobile devices the following would occur, “Everyone wins – we sell more devices because we have the best apps, developers reach a wider and wider audience and customer base, and users are continually delighted … Read more

My babies alive!

http://www.wrench.com.au/ Initially built using AS2 but never launched in 2006 (due to time constraints i.e. doing real work), the domain that was supposed to showcase my wares remained as a coming soon page for nigh on 4 years. Finally the bullet was bitten in the latter part of 2009 and the decision to port the … Read more

as3 casting issue

Either I’m going slightly mad or casting using the “as” keyword works differently to the old way of casting. Here’s some code to illustrate: showFormItem = (((e.target as CheckBox).selected as String) == _local.displayTriggerValue[i]) ? true : false Now this gives a different result to: showFormItem = (String((e.target as CheckBox).selected) == _local.displayTriggerValue[i]) ? true : false … Read more

FlashDevelop allows me to develop in Flash

Just wanted to exclaim to the world (well the handful of people that happen to read this post anyway 😉 that FlashDevelop is freaking unbelievable! After using the Flash CS3 IDE to edit code, FlashDevelop is pure bliss! I did try it a few Beta versions back, but never for an AS2 project that was … Read more