Why events suck in ActionScript 3

May 7th, 2010 — 12:04am

I actually took this from production code!

I’ve had it with events in ActionScript 3! They are annoying to structure, annoying to extend, annoying to dispatch but most importantly annoying to consume – and I consume events a lot more than write or dispatch my own.

But! The idea of listening for stuff I really do like. I have some ideas about how this could be done a lot easier. Oh, and please stick around until the very end of this post.

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11 comments » | API, AS3, Programming, Trends

I like Facebook

May 3rd, 2010 — 10:16am

Well, yes and no. Actually I do like Facebook, but this is about the new Like-button and how you can like anything. But what’s the difference between “approved” partners and the rest of us?

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iPad detection the right way

April 23rd, 2010 — 11:22am
iPad in action

The famous large flat thing slightly more useful than a rock

Here at Konstellation, we just launched the PageGangster for mobile devices including iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android. I developed the clientside for this in JavaScript and we launched it with automatic user agent detection serverside. But this had some problems.

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3 comments » | JavaScript, Konstellation, Regular Expressions, Trends

365 Social Ideas is now the Month of Ideas

February 26th, 2010 — 4:32pm

An idea per day was simply too much for me, I must admit now being almost a month behind after only two months. Thus I change the concept into a Month of Ideas and the first such was then January 2010.

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Vimeo highly vulnerable to CSRF attacks – now fixed

February 12th, 2010 — 1:33am

I recently found, that vimeo.com had a cross-domain policy, that allowed anyone to connect, which was an open invitation for CSRF attacks. I alerted them to the issue, and it has now been fixed.

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3 comments » | API, Flash Platform, Security, Uncategorized

NYT Article Trend Charts – January 2010 Ideas

January 29th, 2010 — 9:00am

The twenty-nineth idea for my 365 social ideas is a classic mashup: CatScanner, a charting application and the New York Times Article Search. The charting application could very likely be the previously mentioned Infographic Charting Service for better results (it could actually be built into this service) or it could be build stand-alone using any classic charting API like Google Charts.

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Turn (Closed) Content Into an API – January 2010 Ideas

January 28th, 2010 — 9:00am

The twenty-eighth idea for my 365 social ideas is about the open web and about “forcing” classic websites to export their data. Imagine sites with lots of useful information, that is frequently updated, but is hidden away behind forms, in PDF’s or in hard-to-scrape tables. Then imagine a website, where you could provide this address, and give it some guidance as to how to input data in forms and how to interpret the results. And then imagine, that this website would act as a proxy with this interaction described as a simple, queryable API and then behind the scenes would fetch data from the original website.

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Browser Snapshot Sharing – January 2010 Ideas

January 27th, 2010 — 9:00am

The twenty-seventh idea for my 365 social ideas is an idea which has spun off my “investigation” of the SnapABug service: create a bookmarklet, that when clicked let’s you mark a section of the current webpage you are viewing (in it’s current state etc.) and then snapshots this and uploads the image to your image sharing service of choice – popular choices being flickr or more shoot-from-the-hip style services like tinypic.

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Infographic Charting Service – January 2010 Ideas

January 26th, 2010 — 9:00am

The twenty-sixth idea for my 365 social ideas is a new brand of charting service: A service designed for infographics, but with sharing, collaboration and synergy as an added side-effect.

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Facebook Notes and Images for Competition Results – January 2010 Ideas

January 25th, 2010 — 9:00am

The twenty-fifth idea for my 365 social ideas is a small simple idea: use Facebook notes or images combined with tags to display results of games. For instance, imagine a chess game, post the result of the game as a note on the game’s page with the final board, all moves made during the game and both players tagged. Or simply post the final board as an image and tag both players as well.

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Comment » | API, Games, January 2010 Ideas

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