Archive for February, 2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-28

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Brantford Chili Cookoff today in Harmony Square. # Canada's Olympic curling team is incredible! Good job guys! # Next up, Hockey! # I updated for keywords Olympic and Hockey. Good way to follow game meta chatter on a big screen. # Updated so there's less lag between when a tweet is tweeted and […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-21

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Bell TV Remote PVR app is available in the App Store now. # At Union Station in Toronto, waiting to hop a train to Ottawa. # Plug at my seat, nobody sitting next to me, internet through tethered iPhone. Not a bad way to travel. # There's something bizarre about browsing my home computer […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-14

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Learning PureMVC. Sometimes all this layering just seems like paperwork. But the app I'm starting is big enough I know I'll need it. # Hmm, the Apple store is down. All I get when I go there are huge iPad ads. New hardware today? # I'm learning a lot about draft inducers, pressure switches, vacuum […]

Flex Application Frameworks and Singletons

Friday, February 12th, 2010

I’ve been looking at a number of Flex frameworks lately, and common patterns used in Flex application development. One thing that surprises me is how often I’ve been encountering singletons. The Singleton pattern allows a class to enforce that there is only ever one instance of the class, and usually gives you an easy way […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-07

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

I hooked my Google Reader shared items up to Twitter. Let's see how that goes. # You know Mafia Wars (a Facebook) game is big when the 2nd Google hit for "delivery truck" is a Mafia Wars related link. # Build Failed makes me sad. Build Fixed makes me happy. # On Removing Features: Lukas […]

Flex Component Showing in Flex Builder

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

I ran into a problem a few days ago with a Flex component that I was building not showing up in Flash Builder when built using our command-line build, but showing up fine when built by the IDE (Flex Builder). It took me a bit of searching to figure out what the problem was, which […]

Soft Water Soap

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

I blogged a while back about soft water, and the slimy feeling that you get from apparently not being able to rinse off soap with soft water. Let me step back a bit and give you the whole story (and a solution). A few months ago, we moved into a house just outside the city, […]