I’ve been looking for a way to force “Same JRE as Workspace” as the default in my ANT build targets under FDT / Eclipse. I haven’t figured it out yet, but I finally found where this setting is stored: {workspace}/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.debug.core/.launches/myProject myBuildfile.xml.launch Remove the entries for org.eclipse.jdt.launching.JRE_CONTAINER & org.eclipse.jdt.launching.MAIN_TYPE, and Eclipse should use the workspace’s JRE. […]


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Continuing in the vein from yesterday, I wanted to post some findings about a great little utility called TTF2EOT. It’s an open-source alternative to Microsoft’s WEFT, which I’m not even able to compare it to because it crashes before I can export the first font! That’s fine, I didn’t want to use it anyway (I […]


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I’ve been doing some deep font science as have a bunch of other folks, both with flash and without. If you want to play along, I highly recommend, O’Reilly’s Fonts and Encodings. It’s the business. Be careful though — it’s a monster. Check with your local laws concerning weapon permits, etc. Also proven effective as […]


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I just ran across a really annoying problem with Thickbox after upgrading from jQuery 1.3.1 to 1.3.2. The gallery functionality in Thickbox broke after the upgrade – instead of opening with the first image, the loading animation displayed forever without loading any content at all. Turns out, the @ selector syntax was deprecated in jQuery […]


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ClipStation is a free lightweight solution for writing to your user’s clipboard from an HTML page. Using a small SWF that is embedded dynamically via JavaScript, you can pass an unlimited number of content clips onto the clipboard. ClipStation is designed to be lightweight, flexible, and easy to implement. What makes ClipStation different from other […]


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see Part 1 Polishing off automatic mapping of objects to the correct class from PHP (Zend) back to ActionScript turned out to be easier than I thought. In addition to the more commonly used $_explicitType class property, Zend also supports using a function called getASClassName. You can either paste this into each of your remote […]


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First off, much thanks to Lee Coltrane for figuring this out. He’s a bit busy at the moment, so I’m writing this up without the benefit of his input which I’m sure will be extremely valuable once our schedules mesh up. A few caveats right off the bat. 1) We’re still figuring out our best […]


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