Bye bye ActionScript

So I’ve decided to retire the Action Script section of my website. I don’t really work with Flash all that much anymore and to be honest, I’m getting quite rusty at it. The posts will still be available but I won’t be adding anymore moving forward.

Dreamweaver Command – French Characters

I recently developed a Dreamweaver command to automate a process I hate to do manually – turn French characters into their HTML entities. It’s pretty straight forward, highlight the copy you want to scan, select French Characters under the Commands menu and follow the prompts. To install, unzip the files and drop them into your […]

Blackberry Playbook OS 2.0

So, I was one of the many who jumped on the bandwagon and bought a Playbook when they were offering them at a ridiculously reduced price over Christmas. I was never really that interested in getting one but they were cheap and I wanted an e-reader (Playbook comes pre-installed with a Kobo app) so I […]

Les Stroud is back at it

I just heard that my former employer Les StroudĀ is going to be doing more episodes of Survivorman – but this time for 10 days instead of 7. If you’re not familiar with Survivorman you should be. It basically invented the Survival TV genre – and no not the reality TV, I can win a car […]

Set it and forget it

I was writing a post about Events in AS3 and while explaining why in my opinion one approach to passing data is preferable to another I stumbled across the phrase “Set it and forget it” when it comes to programming. I think that this is a great way of describing how I like to write […]

Weak Listeners

Garbage collection can be a big deal when writing complex programs in Actionscript. Not removing EventListeners is probably one of the biggest sources of AS holding onto memory it doesn’t need. There is a very easy way to allow GC to handle your event listener clean-up for you when creating a new event listener – […]

Castfire AS3 Library

I have been developing an AS3 library for the video publishing company Castfire on my own for the past little while and recently got in touch with them about continuing the endeavor. I thought it was a shot in the dark but they were more than willing to help out and so here is the […]

Easy Analytics Update

I have been working on an update to my Easy Analytics plugin for WordPress and it’s almost ready. It’s a very big change in that I have added the ability to pull page stats and store them in a custom table in the WordPress database. I have attempted to use the Google Analytics API before […]

Hello 2011

So 2011 is now upon us. I am very excited for all the things that are coming my way. Watching my little girl’s first year of life would top that list of course. I want to wish you all the best in ’11 and hopefully one day, someone will actually read this blog o’ mine. […]

DVD Authoring and Adobe Encore

I am in the middle of working on a DVD for a client and there was a conversation about creating a Blu Ray disc as well. So I did a little research and discovered that DVD Studio Pro does not author Blu Ray, only HD DVD. Well after a couple of clicks I found Adobe […]