February 2008

Wow – what a busy day for Adobe. AIR 1.0 and Flex 3.0 final versions finally released today. Rather an odd thing as it seems I’ve been doing AIR projects for ages. One wonderful thing I noticed right away: after installing the Adobe AIR runtime file (short for Adobe Adobe Integrated Runtime runtime – redundancy aplenty in that […]

So I just signed up for an account with this new Flex based online spreadsheet/database application, blist (“web list”), and my first impression is that this is one hell of a sleek and sexy app. Haven’t actually played with it long enough to guage its usefulness or usability, but it sure is a purty thang. Among other things, […]

While living in Sicily a couple years back, I had the opportunity to visit the dilapidated, yet still standing, Abbey of Thelema in Cefalu. The house stands completely surrounded by trees in the shadow of a relatively new soccer (excuse me, I mean football) stadium. The murals orginally painted by Aleister Crowley, painted over by […]

Inspired by a forum post over at CreativeIreland, I thought I’d sit down and create a simple AIR application that could read the metadata contained in image files. Unfortunately, reading image metadata turned out to be not as simple as I had hoped. Thankfully, my friend Google turned me on to the wonderful and lightweight […]

Just happened to notice FlashDevelop 3.0.0 Beta 6 was released today. I love this software! A peek at the change log: * General UI and localization fixes and improvements * New Bookmarks panel added for an overview of all your open documents bookmarks * Captures Flash CS3 compiler errors in FD results panel when CS3 […]

Man, the papervision api keeps changing so rapidly, I should get frequent flier miles on my tortoiseSVN for all the downloads. It’s getting hard to keep up. In any case, though, I just had to play with the particle updates made to both the Great White and Effects branches on Feb 10. To do what I […]

I’ve seen this asked several times in as many different forums, so thought I’d try to help with a little class I made a few months ago. /** * Creates an automatically looping video. * @author Devon O. * @version 0.1 */ package com.onebyonedesign.extras { import flash.media.Video; import flash.net.NetConnection; import flash.net.NetStream; import flash.eve

Well, it was just brought to my attention that the youtube video downloader feature of my AIR .flv player, fPlayer, was broken. Doing a 2 minute Google search made it clear that Youtube had, once again, changed the obfuscation algorithm that hides their actual video files. Doing another Google search (about a half hour this time) showed […]