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Archive for March, 2009

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

This is part two of a two part series. See part one, Messaging with Flex/ColdFusion via BlazeDS : Part 1 (CF configuration) This installment will go over setting up messaging in Flex, and assumes everything is working correctly on the server. Recall I will be covering two scenarios. A client-publish/client-subscribe model, and a server-publish/client-subscribe model. […]

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 at 13:20 0 comments

Since updating to WordPress 2.7 I’ve started using ScribeFire almost exclusively.  To me the WP admin UI looks as though some “interaction designers” went in and had their way with it.  Don’t get me wrong… it’s really nice and it looks great.  Alas, almost everything is more pleasant except for writing posts.  Had to be interaction designers.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 at 20:20 0 comments

I just went through setting up Flex / ColdFusion messaging via BlazeDS, and have come through it rather unscarred considering it’s my first time using Flex messaging. Most of the documentation I have regarding messaging is biased toward Java (including the sample apps included with BlazeDS). A lot of what I found online, though very […]

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 at 20:00 0 comments

Flex 3 Component Solutions, subtitled Build Amazing Interfaces with Flex Components, by Jack Herrington is an interesting read.  Though I worry that the content will become somewhat dated (moreso than a book that covers Flex in a more general light) as time goes on and the community comes out with ever more inspiring custom components. […]

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 at 08:19 0 comments