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I needed to build a simple command line interpreter for an application I am building, well, I didn’t need to but I wanted something inconspicuous that the testers (and interaction designers) wouldn’t see and complain about. So I threw something together, it was fun. Two basic operations I was constantly needing to do was to […]

Friday, May 1st, 2009 at 20:50 0 comments

I blindly clicked a link to upgrade to IE 8 this morning.  Sadly it was my first Windows Vista experience all over again– seriously, I had some pretty terrifying flashbacks. Needless to say I couldn’t stand using it for more than 3 hours.  The uninstall process was non-obvious if you think of the browser as […]

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 at 20:51 0 comments

I just made an interesting (though unremarkable) discovery. If you check for a domain’s availability at, and the domain name you check contains the substring “godaddy” it will prompt you to “enter another domain name”. Whatever domain name you try– also try it at another registrar and you will see that it’s probably available. […]

Friday, March 20th, 2009 at 20:33 0 comments

I don’t generally use Firefox for my every day browsing, but I do like the plugins. I use the S3 Organizer, Elasticfox (formerly the EC2 plugin) and the SQLite manager plugins fairly regularly. In fact I generally only browse with Firefox in two circumstances, 1) if I’m testing an application I’m developing or 2) when […]

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 at 09:35 0 comments

I’ve been using my new (used) MacBook Pro for a week now, thought I’d post a quick report about it.  The short summary is that it has replaced my old laptop for all the functions that I used my laptop for.  In this respect it’s performance has been nearly flawless (more about that in a […]

Saturday, November 1st, 2008 at 19:40 0 comments

I started this post a few months ago while I was working on an AIR application that uploads files to a remote server (by way of an upload script).  I ran into this error, Error #2044: Unhandled IOErrorEvent; text=Error #2038: File I/O Error,  which caused me considerable grief until I discovered the simple solution.  I got […]

Monday, October 13th, 2008 at 19:58 7 comments

This is the review of the book I posted to, when I’ve got more time I’d really like to expand on what I’ve already written. I got off to a rocky start with the Flex 3 Cookbook, by Joshua Noble, et al.  Many of the recipes would be well suited for someone who is just […]

Friday, May 30th, 2008 at 14:28 0 comments

We’re working on a new Flex framework, and one of our goals is to possibly have an Active Record like data object that is capable of performing database operations on itself (kindof sicko, I know).  This is far from a finished product, but I took a first stab at it, and I’d like to describe […]

Thursday, April 24th, 2008 at 19:03 0 comments

I’m a NetBeans user, but I haven’t had to do any Java development for the past two months or so (so I haven’t been keeping up with what’s going on in the IDE world), and I ran across this yesterday: I don’t think this blog is going to be anything worthy of winning anything […]

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 at 06:55 6 comments

My laptop has been a little sluggish booting up and shutting down lately, so I reinstalled my OS this past weekend. (I normally run Windows Server 2003 Enterprise, but I decided to spice things up by upgrading to the 64-bit edition). My intention is not to go into the intimate details of going from a […]

Monday, January 14th, 2008 at 21:05 0 comments