First off, anyone else get that onDemand email about a live ColdFusion demo? I know squat about ColdFusion and get schlack all the time at work, indirectly, about how .NET does all this and ColdFusion doesn’t seem to cut what we need, blah blah. Naturally, since I’d love a frikin’ free Flash Remoting tool as I’m screwed development wise when not at home (yes, I know localhost for .NET, I mean actual development of webservices and SCREW PHP, not until that language matures am I touching it unless I have to). Anyway, if anyone else goes, can I sit next to you? Maybe we could find the rtmp address and make our own room … who knows.
FAQ’s, yes the things people never read on the web. Well, I’ve got a site in the making that will host just that: all the frikin’ questions you’ve seen asking 10 million times about Flash. I’m planning to sort it by popularity every week, but I’m still not sure how to do that given that it’s running on the same server as my current site so my Urchin statistics are warped, and it’s MoveableType, so I have no clue how to hack Perl. I’ll think of something, but if anyone has any ideas, from a newbie perspective, that would be great. I remember in the past, Macromedia had mentioned an online knowledge base / documentation thing like PHP.net and mysql.com has for their products. Really cool to see the documetnation and then user comments; very very helpful. Anyway, at this point in my life, it’s time to post nothing but links and teach the leechers to frikin’ shut up, read, or get a new frikin’ profession. All the rest, please read here as you’ll save yourself tons of time getting flamed on the now rude message boards or at least a response for some of them, at least this summer, appear vacant. So, ideas? Currently, my idea is just a blog with entries sorted by search, cateogory, and date. Basically, I’ll post all the common questions as a blog entry subject, “How come my onLoad doesn
t work on a movie clip I loaded a JPEG on?” :: shudders :: Gawd, how many times did we hear that one? Anyway, that would be answered in the posts, and alternate solutions by users would be in the comments. Site’s already set up, as is the MT; just need to bust out my CSS2 skillz (shutup!).
Finally, you ever feel like your an alien? Like, you don’t belong? I go to buy RAM at Comp USA only to find out only weird people buy hardware at a store, and your RAM is either out of date or the kind they carry is 2 months old not allowing you to stock your machine; therefore, by online. …uh, ok… Secondly, you get yelled at by a cop for speeding. Yeah, he was probably ticked he didn’t get me on radar, and I could of killed some poor sod; but damn, I got enough yelling at in my childhood, thank you drive through please. Finally, why in the hell do those people who can’t speak English beyond “soft pack or box” give you gasonline instructions while your pumping gas? You take longer than 2 seconds, and they assume you have a problem so spout gibberish over a 5k speaker system, assuming you now have heard the voice of understanding and know what to do. “Sorry I couldn’t get my card out soon enough, brah… I’m slow like that.” …this all assumes they truly are giving you instructions on how to use the automated gasonline pumps and are not actually asking you if you’d like a cookie; knowing this is the secret password to enter their underground gamgling ring in the back of the freezer. I never found it while I worked there as it was always cold as nuts.