Thursday, November 24, 2005

quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur

This is a must read for tomorrow instead of the Friday joke. Trust me. Is still as much fun and a lot more educational. An essay from Canadian Mind Products. Never heard of them until now but the reality of the paper is just mind blowing. It's a "tongue in cheek" article entitled "How To Write Unmaintainable Code". It's quite long and it deals mostly with C examples but the single JavaScript gem is enough to give you web development nightmares. If you lack the patience to read the whole thing just search for "A Real Life Example" and that should rise your interest level enough to scroll up to the beginning. So go and see that if you ever thought you can write entirely unmaintainable code you were wrong :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

[Taaa taaa taaa taa taraaaaaa ...]

I've got my eye on the big G lately. A very close eye on them. They cannot escape my very sharp and acute senses. I am even using a cool software to watch their moves. It's called Google Earth :P

Ok I admit it!
I am hooked on Google. How can you not be?
I mean they gave us so much free stuff and asked nothing in return. Nothing except to let them search trough our stuff that iz :D
Ok, there are still some frebees with no strings attached. Like Earth and Talk. But the hard stuff has a looooong Terms of Use page. And I accepted those without a blink.
Have you seen Analytics yet?
It's website tracking on steroids. The details and UI are just incredibly well done for a free tool.
What about the much expected Base that just launched today?
This is gonna be so big if people jump on it. It's like you don't put a robots rule on your site and hope it'll be indexed properly. They host your stuff and index it in the process.
Well I still think that Google is our friend till proven otherwise. And I would like to work for Google. Working for Google is nice. So many happy smiling faces. It's like inside Yahoo Messenger. Would be like inside Google Talk but that has no smilies support. They don't need smilies. They work in the valley. The weather is so nice in the valley. And there

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

essential moock 3.0

This is for all of you out there who are still keeping "Essential AS 2.0" by Colin Moock under your pillow at night. The wizard from Canada just unveiled his next book project, "Essential AS 3.0" (duh) over at the Labs. There is a nice article on the porting of the Image Viewer app to AS3.
Happy reading :)