Arduino – Ethercard – Multiple browser request example
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I’ve recently been looking at the Ethercard library that allows the use of low cost enc28j60 based Ethernet modules with the Arduino. I noticed on the jeelabs forum that there was some confusion about the asynchronous nature of the callback … Read More

Cartoon Story App (viewer for iPad)
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My first iOS (iPad) app, originally published in 2011 has now been republished to my private apple developer account. Its totally free and can be downloaded from the App Store https://itunes.apple.com/app/id549707612

SpellMania AU – republished under my private developer account
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Update: November 2017   Because of the latest changes by Apple in iOS 11, most of my apps no longer work. My apps have always been free, and I do not have the time or enthusiasm and even the require … Read More

Moderator on the Sparrow framework forum
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I’m proud to announce that I have been invited to become a moderator on the Sparrow framework forum.

First impressions of Citrus Engine
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Cirtus Engine is the latest Flash Game Engine to become open source.

Dangers of the ActionScript default package
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While building an integration framework between Unity3D and Flash, I started getting runtime errors on some of the SWFs that the framework was loading. That is the “framework” has a swf which loads other swfs at runtime using the AS3 … Read More

Displaying Flash in a Joomla article
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You’d have thought that embedding Flash in a Joomla article would be a simple process, and in some cases it is, however as soon as the Flash uses external assets like XML, images or other swfs etc, you quickly run … Read More

Joomla Frontpage vs Homepage
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Just some notes about determining whether the user is viewing the “Homepage” of a Joomla site.

Google click tracking
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One of my clients recently reported that their computer seemed to be running more slowly than normal while surfing the web. On closer investigation the problem seemed only to be occurring while clicking on links from Google searches. Even closer … Read More

Updating item lists of Flex data controls
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A recent project had a requirement that the items displayed in one ComboBox changed depending on the selected value of another ComboBox. This is a fairly common occurrence; I see it quite a lot on flight booking sites where the … Read More

Associate Array issues with Flash AS3
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I was writing some code to do word counts of a text file, which I needed to be able to access quickly, so using each word as the index into an associative array seemed like a good idea, but proved … Read More

Minor bug in Joomla module mod_briaskISS – Image Slide Show
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I came across a minor bug in the Briask Image Slide Show , Joomla Module today. (see Image Slide Show on http://www.briask.com)

XMLListCollection events not triggered
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Just a quick note about the Flex 3.5 ActionScript XMLListCollection, and how not to force an update by setting a node to the contents of is self.

Australian Postcode database
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In a previous posting, I demonstrated some code which used with the auto completion “app” on the Australia Post website to verify or validate a postcode “locality” and “state”. I also outlined why this approach should not be used for … Read More

VirtueMart ‘Australia Post Shipping Module’ problems
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VrtueMart the Joomla eCommerce component comes with an “Australia Post Shipping Module” which calculates the shipping costs using Australia post. I contacted Australia Post this morning to find out the status of the “web service” that the shipping module uses, … Read More

Australian Postcode Validation using the AusPost website
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I’m currently working on an ecommerce site that needs strong validation of post code and address, so that the Australia Post postage costs can be accurately calculated and passed on to the customer. One interesting method to do this can … Read More

VirtueMart language text string changes
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Quite often while building eCommerce sites using VirtueMart, I’ve found it necessary to change text strings located in the core section of VirtueMart. For Example  in administrator/com_virtuemart/languages/common/english.php This has always been a concern to me, as I’d prefer to limit … Read More

ActionScript 2 variable scoping in CS4 / FP10
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Over the last month I’ve been working on a legacy project which was written in ActionScript 2 and is published as an EXE using MDM Zinc (2.5). ActionScript 2 has always been fairly poor at variable scoping, the code I … Read More

Unity3D and Flash integration – Part 1
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Unity3D is a excellent 3D games development system, but lacks the ability to leverage existing Flash based content. This article describes my work so far, to enable Flash and Unity3D content to be used together.

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