Monthly Archives: October 2006

Anyone need a loveseat?

I’m selling my blue loveseat on Craigslist. This is the perfect NYC couch – compact, stylish and spacially economic with a fold-out bed. It served me well at my East Village apartment, but now I no longer have room for it… so it needs a new home.

Flash in the news

Verizon Wireless to Use Flash Technology – Flash can be used intelligently or stupidly … lets hope Verizon goes with the former. I’ve submitted a trouble ticket to Adobe Labs regarding the blurry text with the Flash 9 plug-in. I’m not sure what can be done now with people that have the possibly defective plug-in […]

Cingular redesigns

When I logged into my Cingular account the other day I was happy to see that they relaunched their site. The Good news is that it’s well designed, and the better news is their code looks nice and clean, utilizing divs instead of tables. Well done Cingular.

Text displaying fuzzy with Flash 9,0,16,0 plug-in

The Flash 9 player is not rendering the body copy on my site in the crisp, ‘anti-alias for readability’ setting. My site was published in Flash 8 so it could take advantage of this new text rendering feature. Before I upgraded to Flash 9, the Flash 8 plug-in was rendering my text perfectly. Now it […]

Put it in her ear

Steve Jobs: Just put it in her ear – Man! Steve Jobs is like the Bill Clinton of consumer electronics. *note – for more of Jobs and his great speaking abilities, check out his Commencement adddress on June 12, 2005 at Stanford University.

Real estate brokers can kiss my ass

As of October 15th, 2006, my wife, my dog and I will be in our new apartment on Roosevelt Island, NYC. My 1.5 hour commute from Morristown, NJ is over. Apartment hunting is never a fun process, and you always have to stay on point, ask the right questions and make sure you’re never getting […]

A day with good things

What things? Mostly nerd things: Mozilla Firefox 2 RC 2 Release – they’ve fixed the stupid Flash focusing problem, added drag ‘n drop tabs, moved the tab close button onto the tab like Safari. *note – if you have a lot of FF extensions installed, they might not all work yet. CD/DVD Scratch Repair Kit […]

Hindsight is 20/20?

September 28th, 2006 – Only a “moron” would buy YouTube, says Cuban October 9th, 2006 – Google to Buy YouTube for $1.65 Billion Is Google the moron? … we shall see.

Clearing floats, margins and other Windows IE delights

I probably should have known about this bug a long time ago, but apparently Windows IE (I’ve only tested v6) likes to double your margins on floating DIVs. What’s the solution? A tiny-ass, stupid line of code: display: inline; Other CSS tips: How To Clear Floats Without Structural Markup – now this one I have […]

Games on iTunes

Aside from some freebie codes my friend gave me from Continental Airlines, I haven’t bought any new albums from the iTunes Store since version 6 – basically since Apple changed their DRM, breaking the open source program JHymn created by hymn. I want my music like the 40 gigs I ripped from my CD collection […]

GoToAndLearn();

I actually had a chunk of time today to take another one of the tutorials over at GoToAndLearn.com. Not only does Lee Brimelow know his sh%t, but he has the ability to convey it in a way that is understable to designers and developers with an intermediate level of understanding of Flash (and he includes […]

TCC Quoted at Campaign Monitor

Nothing earth-shattering, but the crew over at Campaign Monitor were listening to my praise for their products. For all you designers out there, Campaign Monitor is the best email campaign service out there. From launching email newsletters and blasts to resources on how to format HTML emails, their site has it all. Set up a […]