Friday, February 10, 2006

on dynamic polymorphism

I just found out that I am a naive OOP programmer!
I read this article because the title is "Understanding Object Oriented Programming". And it's a good article. Short, concise and with understandable code samples. And that was my conclusion. I have to get to writing more sophisticated flash code. Really!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

India, Romania, whatever...

Just a quick link via 37signals blog.
Design by politics has an interesting interview with John Maeda on the subject of creative thinking in the US society and err ... some other things. Read it. The guys at MIT Media Lab always have some interesting things to say. Romania is mentioned in the context of outsourcing. Second to India. Good spot :)

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


Note: proceed with caution, ramblings ahead ;)

(ah THE no lall)
Wikipedia definition: a drug belonging to the group of beta blockers...

Now don't get me wrong. I have nothing in particular against any of the numerous beta mushrooms that invaded us in the last year. However, I do have something against using a service that is perpetually in beta and feeling like I'll never get rid of this lab rat state.
We have flash blockers, javascript blockers, popup blockers, spam blockers, contact blockers. So why not beta blockers?
Wouldn't it be nice to have an option in the browser that flashes a red alert message whenever we land on a page with a register form for some beta web app that needs us more than we need it?
A while ago I stumbled upon a page that had such a collection of beta apps currently on the web. I can't find it any more so if anyone has it in bookmarked please send me the link. Hehe, just remembered about They had the answer: The MoMB (Museum of Modern Betas). Yep, this is a good start.
However there are some apps that prove themselves useful again and again. One of them is not even a beta. It is still an alpha. But boy, wouldn't some of the crappy betas like to be an alpha like this one. They named it Meebo and it's mindblowing. Especially if you have a "no IM policy" in your company ;)