Archive for September, 2009

This is what’s wrong with PHP

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Today was a bad PHP day, a very bad PHP day. Now all of the below is known by seasoned PHP coders already, you learn to live with it, however it does make for a good anectode, rarely does PHP’s crappier aspects converge in such a profound way to completely screw you up for hours on end.... Read More

Lost Flirts – a Joomla 1.5 component from scratch

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Update: is now online to check out the interface go here.... Read More

Controlling form tabbing with jQuery

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Update: is now online, where the effect described in this tutorial can be seen.... Read More

Flare timeline series final result

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Demo here. I’ve noted that the framerate is much better when the shockwave is included in a proper document, as opposed to the standalone swf I just linked to.... Read More

Advanced time series graph with Prefuse Flare

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

In the prior time series tutorial I stated that I was going to use Flare in favor of stuff like jFlot and jqPlot.... Read More

Setting up Xray for Flex SDK debugging in Ubuntu

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

I’ve just managed to get Xray to work, a great debugger. Xray needs two things to work, the connector which is a .swc you include in your AS3 code and the shockwave which will be connecting to, and communicating with, the connector.... Read More

Simple timeline graph with Prefuse Flare

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

I just finished the Flare shockwave that will replace stuff I previously made with jFlot. As you might know, I had to replace the processingjs linkmap with the Flare original due to performance issues with processingjs specifically and canvas + JS in general.... Read More

Mailing with Joomla’s JMail

Friday, September 18th, 2009

I just finished implementing a cron job script that will email all people who’s the target of an activity in JomSocial’s activity stream.... Read More

Ubuntu, Flex, ANT, AXDT and Flare – getting started

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Update: This visualization and other Flare stuff can be seen in a fully functioning state in the VizReader RSS reader.... Read More

Joomla! 1.5x Customization – Book review and general Joomla discussion

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

I just went through the Joomla! 1.5x Customization book by Daniel Chapman, published by Packt Publishing. If you subscribe to this blog you will know that I’ve been working a lot with Joomla 1.5 recently and one of the basic questions I asked myself before I started reading it was would it have made me do anything different if I had read it before I began my massive re/deconstruction job?... Read More