7 dishes in 11 hours

April 10, 2008

I made it! Yesterday, in just about 11 hours, I prepared six recipes to completion, started a seventh based on leftover ingredients, and left the kitchen cleaner than it was when I began the project. Why? Because my darling wife loves cooking from scratch, but doesn't want to get burnt out on it, and I […]

Read the full article →

Morning choconana green smoothie

March 30, 2008

Four times, in eight twirls of the Magic Bullet, for four people this morning: Add, then blend: 1/4 C rice milk 1 heaping TB fresh ground flaxseed Add, then blend: 2" diameter wad of fresh spinach leaves 1 banana 1 heaping TB peanut butter 1 heaping TB cocoa powder drizzle of real maple syrup 1/4 […]

Read the full article →

Leopard surprises

February 18, 2008

Apple, no matter what kind of company you or I may think it is, sure has some good software artisans working for their OS X team. It's nice to be able to just start using svk without worrying about installing it. I started using it, then realized I hadn't installed it yet -- but it […]

Read the full article →

List container impedance mismatch

February 15, 2008

Oh yeah. I forgot about this until now. In Python, ([] == []) == True. In ActionScript (and JavaScript and EMCAScript), ([] == []) == false. Task number one for tomorrow: make it easy to compare Array objects using assertEquals within FlexUnit tests.

Read the full article →

Taming and trimming FlexUnit async tests

February 14, 2008

I don't have time to update the HOWTOs associated with this before I end my day at the computer, but I had an ah ha! moment this evening with regard to getting FlexUnit to play nicely with RemoteObject against a PyAMF server. Changelogs: ah ha moment, refinement and abstraction. Files: the new test, the new […]

Read the full article →

Cross Domain XML

February 14, 2008

Cross Domain XML: Adobe Flash Player can be used to create applications that load data from public services and APIs. Flash can load data across domains on a permission basis (permission from the server). This is done by the server having a small crossdomain.xml file that specifies whether Flash can connect to services on that […]

Read the full article →

Finding documentation

February 13, 2008
Read the full article →

On the safe side of upgrading to OS X 10.5.2

February 13, 2008

Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed that there was a process transferring a lot of data at a sustained rate. A glance at Activity Monitor showed that it was the Apple software updater. A few seconds later, it told me a new update for Leopard was available. I went for it. Having […]

Read the full article →

Using Flex 3 without MXML, only ActionScript

February 12, 2008

Using Flex 3 Component without MXML: This post is a sample AS3 code without any MXML that enables you using Flex Component in pure AS3, initializing manually Flex Application. This should be an excellent resource for me to use tomorrow. I'm still on my quest to learn Flex and ActionScript by way of test-driven development. […]

Read the full article →

Test-driven development and Python/Flex apps

February 11, 2008

My current work for Schevo is based on building a combination of a Python server app, an ActionScript client library, and a Flex user interface. The project mentioned above is in very early stages, but if anyone is interested, I took some notes on creating a new test-driven Python/Flex app. I plan to expand upon […]

Read the full article →