Friday, December 28, 2007

OT: How dreary

This is why it's so hard on some people this time of year. How can you
stay upbeat when that's the view @ 4:30pm? Maybe we should just stay
drunk until March.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Google r0xor5 the iPhone

If you have an iPhone and haven't visited google apps for a while, you
might want to take a look again. Goggle has mobile enabled many of
their applications. I'm actually making this blog entry while sitting
in a restaurant waiting for the bill.

They have even made google docs work in the mobile space. Cool.

And for those people that constantly bemoan the iPhone not having g3
service, I'm doing this completely through edge without an issue.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Fair Tax Calculator written in FLEX!

Check out the new calculator that shows how your personal wealth situation would change under the Fair Tax. While there are probably a few over zealous assumptions in there, for me it becomes obvious why I will only support Fair Tax candidates for president or congress. If you think some of their assumptions are incorrect, you can tweak them with your own figures in the last view stack/tab.

Have fun: http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer?pagename=calculator

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Flex Builder 3 Beta 3 - Be afraid, be very afraid

I'm hoping that another build is in the works real quick for FlexBuilder 3. The current beta is really flaky. Just switching between views in eclipse occasionally makes all controls on the screen go blank until they are reactivated. They will all come back if you move the panels or exercise the buttons, but it means that you have to move something around on your eclipse toolbar to make them show up again.

Also, all of the interesting work in the design view regarding constraint based layouts appears to have reverted back to Beta 1 or FB2 (I'm not sure which). If you wrote anything in beta 2 that used the new column and row constraints, it stills works in code, but you can't see it in action in design view. Unfortunately, working with these new types of constraints in code view is a painful exercise.

Unfortunately, I've become so confident in these last few betas that I didn't bother to save my installer for the beta 2 (mac plugin version if anybody is feeling generous). Doh!

Unsettling Flex Builder 3 Beta 3 Install

I just installed the OS X plugin version Flex Builder 3 Beta 3 that was put up on labs last night. Before I started, I ran the uninstall script from Beta 2. Everything went smoothly until the very end when I get the message that says Installation complete, but with errors, please check the log.

So I went and checked the log and for the life of me, I can't find any errors. Oh well, it seems to be running.

The second thing that was a little disturbing was that when it asked for the serial numbers for registration, it no longer likes you FB2 license and there is no place to put in your serial number for charting. I'm betting that this is what is actually supposed to happen this time. I think I read somewhere that charting is being included now in the base product. That's awesome. I think charting is one of flex's biggest selling points to non-techies. Also, I'm guessing that the serial number doesn't work this time because we're going to get the real release withing 90 days (fingers crossed).