It appears that Safari 5 will not respect the base href tag when used in a page served via https when the base href indicates a URL with the http protocol. There is probably more to this issue, but I ran across it while working on an Authorize.net integration using their SIM API. After a […]


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Just a quick note to point out a bug (?) I found today while working with the ActionScript 3 Text Layout Framework. I wanted to add a mask to the Sprite container I’d passed to my TLF ContainerController. Whatever it is that happened wasn’t correct: there was masking occurring, but the shape I was using […]


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My latest FDT project has a lot of sub-projects. We’ve got a small team of mixed Mac and Windows users, so we don’t want to assume any particular project directory structure if we can help it. The original thinking was to export SWC files for each sub-project, copy them to the appropriate projects for which […]


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Last night I spent way too long trying to get AS3 to communicate with a simple socket server I wrote in Processing. I’ve done this kind of thing before and seemed to recall that it was pretty simple. But in the meantime, Adobe, in an effort to be more secure, has changed the Flash player […]


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I’ve been rolling the RobotLegs framework into a new project, but not all the team members are sold on the idea, mostly because it represents third-party code that’s complex and difficult (impossible?) to understand just by reading over the source. I realized I was having a difficult time articulating the advantages to the approach, and […]


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Flash and Kerning

 Mar, 03 - 2010   1 comment   Uncategorized

You’re probably a special breed if you’re reading this. The nuance of this feature along with Flash’s implementation peculiarities mean that most people just don’t fool with it for more than ten minutes. This one bit me before, so I’m making a note to myself: If you’re using StyleSheets in Flash via ActionScript (I didn’t […]


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This is well trod ground, but I didn’t find a lot of really basic info about what to do, what not to do, and generally how to get your feet wet with SVN, and what to do when suddenly you’re up to your neck. I’m certainly no expert on source control, but sometimes a fellow […]


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