A year in review

I hate lists, I love lists. Ever see “High Fidelity”? There’s a little of that in all of us. So with that caveat, here goes what I thought was notable in the news of 2005… 1. From the Boxing Day Tsunami to Rita and Katrina, mother nature showed how ineffectual we are to stand her […]

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A picture…. of myself….

I’m notoriously shy, so it’s with hesitation I put a thumbnail pic of my recent self up here in a spot where folks can see it. However, I think it’s become a kind of necessity. I’ve started to meet many folks who I talk to online, and this can help mitigate the shock some folks […]

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Black, grey, 1999 all over again

Minimalist. I admit I am more than a little influenced by Black Flag’s logo. Add a 1k Flash widget for some wisdom, and remove the 100k header graphic for some speed. I think I’ll stick with this for a bit. Now I need to get around to doing a write up on the widget and […]

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Liquid layouts in Flash

They seem hard to do, since Flash has automatic scaling, which, in the case of a liquid layout, distorts your design in an undesirable fashion. It’s actually very simple to deal with: this tutorial explains how to turn off scaling and to set a listener for the stage to handle window resizing.

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Big News: Google to offer feed API

Niall Kennedy of Technorati: Exclusive: Google to offer feed API: Google plans to offer a feed reader API to allow third-party developers to build new views of feed data on top of Google’s backend. The new APIs will include synchronization, feed-level and item-level tagging, per-item read and unread status, as well as rich media enclosure […]

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