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Falken Mon, 10/30/2006 - 21:22
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A good week continued

Submitted by Falken on Thu, 10/19/2006 - 09:30
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The latest Flash Player (9) is out for Linux. As that's where I spend most of my time, this is great news, and also shows Adobe is really serious about making Flash run everywhere.

It may only be a beta, but I've had zero problems, the install is as easy as can be (put one file in one dir.), sound Just Works, Flex 2 applications Just Work, it's as fast as the Windows version, hasn't crashed etc.

NTL Strikes Again

Submitted by Falken on Thu, 09/28/2006 - 12:57
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FFS. No, really, FOR FUCKS SAKE.
BBC One should not be on channel 101. All the more so for you saying in your Programme Guide Policy that "BBC ONE, BBC TWO, ITV 1, Channel 4, five will continue to occupy their historic numbering position". Which was, you'll never guess, but 1.

TYM Nettle. I'm sure explaining it to the in-laws when they return will be a night of fun and mirth.

Hurrah !

Submitted by Falken on Sat, 08/19/2006 - 10:33
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The new Transformers film got a slot on BBC news this morning (very positive), and the robot modes look great.

In other news, the fine people over at The Firmware Page have got a tool to unlock the region of my laptops DVD drive (a Toshiba SD-R2512), at last - see attached :-)

Adobe's asdoc JavaDoc alike on Linux

Submitted by Falken on Tue, 08/15/2006 - 09:21
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So, I tried to ignore what Adobe say on their web site about Windows and OSX only.
Downloaded the zip and unpack over the top of the SDK, as per the official instructions. And:

#/opt/fds2_sdk/bin/asdoc -doc-sources com/YYYY/as3/utils/
Loading configuration file /opt/fds2_sdk/frameworks/flex-config.xml Error: Could not create toplevel.xml: java.lang.RuntimeException: Currently ASDoc only runs on Windows and Mac OS X.

POS :-(

Debuging Flex remoting to ColdFusion

Submitted by Falken on Thu, 07/27/2006 - 12:15
Apparently nowhere else is this mentioned, but if you get errors from Flex 2 applications saying :

[MessagingError message='Unknown destination 'ColdFusion'.']' faultDetail:'Couldn't establish a connection to 'ColdFusion'

One of the first things you might try is opening up the services-config.xml you compiled against, and finding the part of the channel definition that says:

uri="http://{server.name}:{server.port}{context.root}/flex2gateway/"

and setting actual name, port and context root values there. Then recompile and try again.

How long has a program been running ?

Submitted by Falken on Sun, 07/23/2006 - 17:19
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I came up with a handy answer on the ColdFusion mailing list this week, when someone wanted to know how long their ColdFusion server had been running on a Linux server.
The answer is generic, and should work for just about any program on most *nixs:

# ps -e -o lstart -o cmd|grep cold
Wed Jul 19 16:14:28 2006 /opt/coldfusionmx7/bin/cfmx7 -jar cfusion.jar -autorestart -start coldfusion