Archive for April, 2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-04-25

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Working with Flex charting today. Figured out that to alternate bar colours in a ColumnChart, specify colours in CSS via 'fills'. # It's kind of sad to see Apple's focus moving from Mac to mobile. # But I can see why Apple would be focused on creating a world where all app purchases involve a […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-04-18

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

I wonder how Apple would feel if Google gave all sites built with iWeb, or sites hosted on MobileMe, a -1 pagerank score modifier. # @tobin Basically, yeah. Dropping out of Google would be death for most sites. in reply to tobin # Quicken is more hassle than it's worth. RBC -> Quicken is such […]

Waking Up is Hard to Do

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

The computer my son uses, a Compaq a1357c-b that I picked up at Costco a few years ago, broke recently. It’s not the power supply, it’s not any of the peripherals, which means it’s the motherboard or the CPU. (When you turn the power on, it goes into “full fan” mode and then what usually […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-04-11

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Kicking the iPad envy up a notch: Plants vs Zombies HD. # Someone's asking for a hot tub on freecycle. I think they're missing the point. Or I'm missing out on a free hot tub… # Apple knocked off Xbox Live for iPhone games. Didn't see that coming. # “If we said we wanted to […]

Mobile Development is like Console Development

Friday, April 9th, 2010

It’s interesting to compare the PC market with the current mobile market in terms of the technical limitations of the platforms, and how developers work within those limitations. Back in the day, a developer could release an application that was just adequate on today’s hardware, knowing that before long, the hardware would catch up. And […]


Thursday, April 8th, 2010

I’ve been playing with the iPad for a couple of days now, and wanted to write up some first impressions. I’m in Canada, so I couldn’t just pick one up at the local Apple store (not that I have a local Apple store in Brantford – the closest is Toronto). I drive to the Apple […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-04-04

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Win a new Canon 1DMKIV or $5000 of photo printing/product from @WHCCPro & Scott Bourne. Pls RT. Info at: # The website won't even let me order for in-store pickup because I have a Canadian billing address. # @anotherlab – sells a much smaller selection of products at prices up to […]