Adobe vs Apple

Sigh. Unfortunately it would seem that the Apple and Adobe war is getting more heated. Recently Apple released in beta form their latest version of the iPhone Software Developer’s Kit, which has been a requirement for developing for the iPhone thus far. Just two days prior to this SDK release Adobe launched their Creative Suite 5 applications which includes the facility to use Adobe Flash to create native iPhone applications without the SDK, even on Windows platforms.

Again and Again music video The music featured in this video is from the album The Bird And The Bee.

AJAX disabled for the time being

I’ve decided to disable my ajaxblog addon, as I like to use google analytics to track what type of content is popular so that I can concentrate more on that kind of content in the future. Now, I have added google analytics code into ajaxblog but it seems that I’ve either mis-implemented it, or I don’t know how to read the results at (Either could be true, and both equally likely.

Amazon MP3 Store

I have tested out the amazon mp3store over the christmas period. I managed to download an entire album from the TingTings for free in amazon’s christmas day/boxing day special offer. I was so impressed with the process, and the recommendation of a good friend, that I will be very likely to use the service in a paying manner in the future.

Aptana Studio and GCJ

Aptana Studio is a pretty darned impressive IDE for web-related development. I use it almost exclusively. The installation instructions on the download page make reference to 64bit users having to utilise the eclipse plugin version rather than standalone. The problems occur when you install Eclipse from the Ubuntu apt repositories. When you install Eclipse, via apt, the package “eclipse-gcj” gets installed which also pulls in the gcj runtime. This seems innocuous in itself, but the eclipse startup script checks for existence of various java runtimes to determine which it will use.

Bendy Corners

Ooh, Ahh, Just a little bit. Ooh, Aah, A little bit more! Gina-G So I wanted that little bit more eye-candy on my site. To fix this, I made a very minor tweak to my CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) code – CSS is what changes web page code into something visually appealing. The change makes use of a very new edition of CSS called version 3, which not all web browsers support yet.