We haven’t geeked out to some killer time-lapse in what seems like ages, guys.
Let’s change that. Here’s a new stunning collection from Uncage the Soul Productions called Time lapse: Finding Oregon.
Commence falling in love with nature all over again.
(via Bad Astronomy)
So, with the recent news about Adobe dropping their Flash for mobile focus, they have switched their focus to Flash for AIR, which is how they’ll get it into mobile still.
THIS IS A BAD IDEA!
Nobody wants to build in Actionscript/Flex. Proprietary will just kill AIR as well.
Proprietary languages aren’t cool. Accept it. People don’t want to learn a language that will cost them several hundred to thousands of dollars to export their code into.
Here is my list of things I think should be added to AIR that would improve its popularity and draw more people to using it.
- Full CSS3/HTML5/JS Support. Remove the sandbox on JS. Implement the latest CSS3 effects.
- Full SVG/Canvas/WebGL support
- NoSQLite DB - Strike up a deal with MongoDB or something similar to make a version similar to Sqlite, allowing JS developer to store strait up JSON data and dropping the dead weight XML. Nobody wants to convert XML to JSON then back to xml to store it, and nobody wants to use SQL syntax in a web app.
- Figure out a way to secure HTML/JS code, maybe make the air executable a secure/password protected ZIP of sorts.
- Allow JSON alternate to XML descriptors, or just drop XML all together in favor of JSON Descriptors
- Building of HTML/JS Air App into Mobile Apps
I doubt Adobe will do any of these things, They seem content to ride this horse to its death, rather then thinking towards the future and the way things are changing.
Soooo, with how fast Chrome is, I never thought it would take so long to compile it from source.
Between the “gclient sync”, opening “chrome.sln” and now Building Chrome, i’m like 9 hours in and its still building.
How does one realistically tinker with Chrome, test their tweaks and build it in a realistic timeline? Cause this 9 hours wont fly, not even an hour will fly.
Complexity is a tool of the Enemy
My friend sent me this and said, “You can never fight just one Ninja. I love it. hehe.
I like that the latest version of TortoiseSVN has restructured their folder tree to be slightly more like GIT. Not having a hidden .svn directory in every directory is really nice.
I freakin love this song.