Wednesday, February 27, 2008

14 Ways To Use RSS Feeds

Here is nice list of possible ways to use RSS Feeds. Here is another one I just thought of: for your online bank use RSS Feeds to show your pending activity.

14 Ways To Use RSS Feeds

Thursday, February 21, 2008 is Awesome

The is one of the best slide show presentation components I have ever seen. It supports both still images and video. It runs in Flash.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Flex Manual Data Binding

I just thought this was a very interesting way of doing databinding than the normal way of doing it in Flex.
It uses the ChangeWatcher class.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Image Editing on AIR

These guys are using Adobe AIR to rewrite many of the modern image editing tools and make them even better. All of their tools have a name based on a bird. Check out

Goodbye Analog Cellular

If you are keeping up with what is going on in the cellular world, you might have come across this interesting story that puts into perspective how we got cellular service in the first place. In the early days of cellular service, the technology used was actually based on analog. Now the last remaining big analog cellular service providers are permanently fading out this service. The biggest U.S. mobile operators, AT&T Wireless and Verizon Wireless, will close down their analog networks on Monday.

Monday, February 11, 2008

SitePoint CSS Reference has just release their new CSS Reference website where you can get all your CSS questions answered. Sitepoint always does a fantastic job at explaining anything about the web. Their books are excellent and I own many of them.

The Fair Use Project

This is just a word of encouragement for those of you who are trying to do your own thing, as I am. Stanford Law School has started the Fair Use Project to help protect your own creativity from power-hungry copyright owners who want to strangle the true meaning of "fair use". If your work of creativity is based on someone's copyrighted material, then help is on the way. It seems some people these days are trying to eliminate the "fair use" provisions meant to protect you. I hope some of you will take the time to show your support for the Fair Use Project with a blog, etc.

I first learned about them from reading the NYT article "A Tight Grip Can Choke Creativity" about how J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, is trying to prevent a small publisher from publishing an encyclopedia about Harry Potter. What a loser. She might even try to sue you for dressing up like Harry Potter when you sell your old costume at a garage sale. Heaven forbid you make a profit from that costume.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Track My Shipments

Here is another twist on tracking all your shipments, of which I had previously written here. This new service called receives all updates to your shipments via email. Just direct all your tracking emails provided by your shipper to them. They parse the emails and they provide all the info for you when you login.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Census RIA Benchmark

This is a nice tool for comparing the data throughput of various data transfer technologies, such as JSON, XML, E4X, AMF, etc. See the difference and decide for yourself which is the best for your own situation. Some of the faster ones require an expensive server-side piece of software. One transfer technology not shown here is BlaseDS as of this writing. Adobe's BlazeDS will supposedly be even faster.

Census RIA Benchmark

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Pro Photo Touchups

Need a professional to touch up your photos because you don't have time or because you are not a Photoshop expert? Now you can outsource the touch up process to For a small fee, they will make your photos have the hollywood appeal. Read the KillerStartups review.