The Wanderer is Philippe Wittenbergh, image poet, wanderer, web designer. He is currently living in the eastern part of the world, timezones ahead of most people, surrounded by tea fields, a cat, a partner and some more. He loves Jazz, avantguarde music and books, fine wine and some beers should not be forgotten.
This message is dedicated to my role model for xhtml/css and I am confident that you will also love his post, learn few tips and tricks from him. Visit his main homepage for other information. While we are here, let us bookmark TextPattern too, a web application designed to help overcome hurdles to publishing online, and to simplify the production of well-structured, standards-compliant web pages.
I am really beginning to like the idea of the theaters, cinema houses, multi-plexes and even the Dome, in Mumbai, India in their way of making its cinegoers, citizen remember the National Anthem and be loyal to the country every time they are about to watch a movie.
I am not sure of the other parts of India. As far as I can recollect neither Delhi nor Bangalore do anything similar. Today, I went for the Spy Kid’s Game Over 3D and once again I “stood up” along with everybody to the National Anthem being sung at the AdLab just like what had been happening since a long time I could remember.
When else do you listen and pay respect to the National Anthem beside Independence Day, other National Days?
Indian National Anthem Lyric
Tava shubha name jage
Tava shubha ashish maange
Gahe tava jaya-gatha
Jana-gana-mangala-dayaka jaya he
Jaya he,jaya he,jaya he
Jaya jaya jaya,jaya he!
The playing time of the National Anthem is approximately 52 seconds. The following is Tagore’s own English rendering of the stanza:
Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people,
Dispenser of India's destiny.
Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sindhu,
Gujarat and Maratha,
Of the Dravida and Orissa and Bengal;
It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,
A very good friend of mine, infact my ‘CSS’ role model, sent me this link of a bookmarklet on Mouseover DOM Inspector. “This favelet allows you to view the properties of any HTML element on a page simply by mousing over the element. The element will be given a gray background, and a DIV element that trails the mouse cursor will contain the element type along with all of the specified attributes of the element.”
A new product, Shared Fonts Manager, which enables the loading of font libraries into Flash movies, was released recently. As the author was not that comfortable with english, here is a translated version of a criss cross of e-mails and the final result. Thanks to the translator and thanks to the author of the project, Ivan Dembicki (aka Iv) for the information. Continue reading →
The img tag allow you to embed external non-progressive jpeg files and other swf files inside a dynamic or an input text field. There is an attribute called id which is supported by this tag so that you can embed an instance of your movie clip from your library and thus control it using Actionscript.
Have you ever wished that you could send a quick message to the hot girl next to you in a bus, local train, local metro without knowing her number? Well, you can do it if you both have bluetooth enabled phone. Bluejack1.com, the erstwhile BlueJacking.com, is the place if you want to know details or learn about Blue Jacking. This is not illegal as bluejacking do not steal or destroy any data or whatsoever. Using a bluetooth enabled phone, you can create a phonebook contact and write a message, in the ‘Name’ field. Then you can search for other phones with Bluetooth and send that phonebook contact to them. On their phone, a message will popup with your message.
So, next time, have fun when that cool sexy girl looks around and tries to make sure her bright white dress is ok; after looking at her phone. You can tell her later, on perhaps the third or the fourth date, that the message was from you.
Well, me and one of my developer friend were recently jolted for a rather supposedly abuse of OOP; frankly to an addiction of some sorta geeky-ness in the Flash Development front. A veteran Flash developer commented and suggested, “make more use of the controller. You seem to take a lot of functionality out of the Controller and keep it in the View classes which respond to Model changes. In a way it’s the right way to program OOP but as far as making it a logical way for future developers to work with your code it makes it take 10 times as long to find functionality that could just as easy sit in a controller class.”
There are lots of truth in that looking from a Flash development perspective. Me and my friends have been recently, thus, thinking a lot on the way we work, code and structure applications and trying to mend our ways before it takes a back-stage and start living in our own castles. I know we will come out of the cocoon, learning from it and perfecting our future adventures; and yes, here is a rather apt article, “Object Oriented Programming Oversold!“, for this threatening moment.
Here is a link that should be worth bookmarking, How to Write Doc Comments for JavaDoc Tool. This should be definitely useful with Flash Developers writing Actioncript 2.0 and with the coming up Documentor Tools for Actionscript; BLDoc, ASDocGen etcetera.
Mike Downey had once said, “I was even asked by one team of developers how they could solve a performance problem they encounter when loading 700,000 complex data records into the Flash player via Remoting! OMG!”, at the MAX India 2004. Well, I was also there and I tried to reply with a rather surprised notion of, “Why so much record at a time?”.
The instant thought that came into my mind was break it up. Anyway, as we are talking on a superficial manner, I was unable to help the developer totally solve it. Today, while I was discussing a project with one of my developer friend, the same topic came up again. Why? but why do we need to get that much of record into an application? And we are talking of Flash here, where it is best left to take in things in pieces. And with remoting (the developer told us that he was using remoting), for instance, CFMX remoting have the inbuilt paging option for your recordset, so why not use it? If there is no way to solve the situation in that manner, then I am really doubtful if the application have been architectured well in the first place.
If that team of developer is observing this, you can comment on the same and we can discuss and may be I or other reader would be able to help you.
Flash Actionscript Pro Contest, according to the organizer is one of the ‘greatest battle of Flash Actionscript ever’, it also claims that, “This is not a ordinary game for flash movie designers, but a hyper-competition for those who are really interested in the future of ActionScript Rich Internet Applications (RIA)…”
The winning prizes are strange but then very cool. The first Prize is a case prize of $600 and “Long-term developer contract 1st piority up to USD $100,000″