Flash Gaming Summit 2010
February 13, 2010

The second annual summit will be held in San Francisco in March.  Participants include Mochimedia, Adobe, Kongregate, Traffichoney, and Gabob.  For more details, see http://www.flashgamingsummit.com/

Here are some Free Home screens that I have tried.  Most of them are free at the time of testing.  I am using Nexus One phone. Chinese New Year (http://us.91.com) Andro OS (http://www.swsocial.com) IPhone (http://betterandroid.wordpress.com) In Cloud (http://www.mappn.com/community/ Hero Style Home (http://www.honeybeeapps.com) Slide Screen (http://www.slidescreenhome.com) Wave Screen (http://cgwave.dothome.co.kr/xe/?mid=p_mobile) N/A Christmas (http://www.reallyfyi.com)

Here are some plug-ins that enables execution of PHP code within a WordPress post (I am using WordPress 2). http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/exec-php/  Read this if it doesn’t work: http://permadi.com/wordpress2/wp-content/plugins/exec-php/docs/readme.html#execute_php http://www.nosq.com/blog/2006/01/runphp-plugin-for-wordpress/ http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/execute-php-in-wordpress-post-page-and-widget-sidebar/ For these to work, it’s best to use the HTML editor when editing posts, not the Visual editor.  I also find that toggling ftom HTML to Visual […]

Using iPhone SDK 2.1.   Background User Preferences are data and settings that are saved by your application.  The iPhone OS has a mechanism that enables an application to “associate” its settings with the default iPhone user interface.  You can access applications settings by selecting the Settings icon in the main iPhone screen.  Try it […]

New version of WordPress for iPhone Beta is available at http://iphone.wordpress.org/2009/06/05/os-3-0-beta-available-for-testing/ Note: Clicking image below will take you to the WordPres for iPhone page.

If you use WordPress (I am using 2.7), you may have experienced the WordPress formatting quirks and annoyances.  It is annoying it is to include JavaScript or Flash into WordPress posts. The code you entered kept getting reformatted, even when using html editing mode. Plus, when using the build-in uploader, the Javascript and SWF filenames […]

Create a new Project. Make sure the Components window is open.  If not, open it using Window->Components. Drag component from the Components window into the stage.  Resize it to the size you want.  In the next step, you can decide the scaling mode of the video, such as maintainAspectRatio or noScale. Open the Parameters window.  Use […]

I installed Windows 7 Beta on my Mac Book Pro and it is running quite well.  I am using VMWare Fusion 2 running on top on Mac OS X Leopard. Some issues: 1) It kept complaining that the Windows needs to be activated, but this actually it is a Beta version. 2) The Wireless network […]

Dashcode is another tool that comes with Apple iPhone SDK.  It allows you to create simple applications.  You can read an introduction to Apple’s Dashcode here.  In this tutorial, we will demonstrate interactivity and animation.  Familiarity with JavaScript and CSS is assumed. Our example will be a framework for a space-invader type game.  There will […]

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iPhone likes CAF (Core Audio Format), but how do you create or convert to a CAF file? 1) Use the afconvert tool from Apple. This is a command line application that you need to run from the shell prompt. Example: Documentation: http://developer.apple.com/mac/library/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man1/afconvert.1.html To batch multiple files, I have found it useful to write a batch […]