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Development with Mobile devices/VMs and local hosting

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:38:21 +0000

I’ve longed for a way to avoid having duplicate host files on all my virtual machines for a while now. And when I relalised there was is no way on iPad to modify hosts, I had to find a way. Here’s my solution, using a proxy on my host machine, and pointing iPad, mobile, and [...]

jQuery Takeover Loader

Sat, 11 Jun 2011 22:21:29 +0000

A really simple jQuery plugin I’ve just written for my portfolio part of this site. When the document is ‘ready’ call takeoverloader() on jQuery results (desired DOM elements). In my case I used $(document). It will then track all img elements in the children of your chosen element and report progress and completion of the [...]

Tiny, fast javascript with Google Closure-Compiler

Sat, 28 May 2011 10:02:29 +0000

I’ve just spent a few hours trying to clean up the javascript on a project that’s about to launch, and I’m really impressed with Google’s Closure-compiler, it’s available online, as a Rest API or as a java app. I’ve been running it on my machine, with a shell script to batch the compilation of [...]

PolarClock3 for Snow Leopard

Mon, 21 Dec 2009 12:58:33 +0000

I’ve had some time this morning to wrap the screensaver up in something other than screentime, and it all works perfectly for me. My first delve into Cocoa. Thanks Si Heys for the code I needed for this. Please have a go and let me know if it works ok on Snow Leopard, and also [...]

jQuery plugins coming soon.

Wed, 09 Dec 2009 16:32:09 +0000

Pretty soon, I’ll be releasing two plugins for jQuery. They are re-writes of my current javascript extensions to SWFObject. One for full browser flash with a minimum width and height. And an updated version of the MouseWheel enabler for Macs. I’ve gone for jQuery as I’ve been using it a fair bit recently with jQuery [...]

Wired article

Sun, 22 Feb 2009 09:08:29 +0000

Wired got in touch a while ago asking about the PolarClock, and I’ve finally seen the finished article, it looks great! pic after the jump…

iPhone PolarClock released

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:23:19 +0000

Ed Kauffmann over at RayFlex has been busy developing the iPhone release of the PolarClock. It’s now ready and released at version 1.0. If you buy this application you will get free upgrades to future versions. Money raised from the sales of the iPhone version will go towards further development of both the iPhone and [...]

Play Balloonacy

Tue, 24 Jun 2008 12:36:45 +0000

Myself and the top notch team of internet professionals at Poke have just finished this monster project, check it out. It’s mental.

AS3.0 MouseWheel on Mac OS X

Wed, 06 Feb 2008 23:34:56 +0000

I’ve finally found the time to port my SWFObject add-on SWFMacMouseWheel (catchy I know) to ActionScript 3.0 and SWFObject 2.0 There’s now two examples in the zip, one for use with SWFObject 1.5, and a totally re-written version for use with SWFObject 2.0 (formerly SWFFix) All you have to do in your main application class [...]

AS3.0 Memory monitoring

Fri, 09 Nov 2007 10:43:26 +0000

I just came across the property System.totalMemory. It’s very useful, especially for the engine I am currently working on, and dealing with AS3 garbage collection. It returns the memory currently being used by the Flash Player. It’s in bytes so it pays to clean it up slightly. [as] var mem:String = Number( System.totalMemory / 1024 [...]