Thursday, August 28, 2008

iPhone has the big head but apple misses a point....

The UK banned a TV ad where Apple claims to "completely surf the web",
though it doesn't support Flash or Java.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

OGG VORBIS and MOD tracker in Action Script 3

I just found out about this project and i love what have been done
in Flash

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Stop making scrollbars in SWF when displaying Text

Quoting Hoss Gifford text from his SWF sample

This is a plea to you, the Flash developer community,
to stop making your own fucking scrollbars. They are fiddly,
non-standard and unintuitive to the average web user.

The thing is, all browsers already have scrollbars. And they
work really well. And everyone knows how to use them. But the
biggest criticism that Flash sites get again and again is their
fixed ‘letterbox’ format with text scrolling within an area of
that letterbox using some proprietary means of interactivity.

This doesn’t have to be the case. This file is a demonstration
of a technique that resizes the flash movie within the html page
to fit the content within the movie. It’s free to use and abuse,
whether you copy and paste it verbatim into your work, or if you
hack and slash it into something that suits the specifics of your

Props to Geoff Stearns for his wonderful swfObject which this latest
version uses to greatly simplify things. Please check
"" for the latest version of swfObject as I
offer no guarantee that the version here is the most recent.

"Hoss Gifford,"

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Things i hate about Vista

This blog entry will focus on all the things that i hate about vista.

1 When copying and pasting folder with large amount of files EG 100 000 from one USB drive to an other a pop up dialog appears saying that there is not enough memory to perform the operation after some times.

2 Explorer.exe process still crashing no improvement since Windows XP

3 Thumbnail view of images and video in explorer are not working so use Adobe Bridge :)

4 Dual screen mode is just wrong and it is not possible to consistently run vista on a laptop with a broken screen for instance using only the external connector. If you want to connect your laptop running vista to an LCD TV through the VGA external connector of your laptop and then later on if you unplug the VGA cable because you want either to use the TV with an other laptop or simply put the laptop to sleep then next time you turn the laptop on after plugging the VGA connector vista will forget that you want your TV as the primary screen. The log in window will show up all the time on the laptop screen. It should be expected to use the last settings which is also the most used settings. It will reset to default settings which is just wrong. On the other hand all windows from the operating OS will open on the wrong screen the secondary screen. Same for control panel settings, if you open control panel on one screen (external screen) and then open the display settings the dialog will open on the wrong screen the "primary" laptop screen.

5 .... coming soon