Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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Mar 4, 2009

Classic quotes (part I)

Yesterday morning in the office:

Joe: "Hey, are you coming to pub this evening after work for a quick drink?"

Me: "I can't tonight. I'm going scuba diving"

** blank stares and looks of disbelief from around the office **

Me: "Honestly. I know it sounds like a lame exuse, but I AM going...

Feb 26, 2009

(I want my) Last.fm CFC wrapper

I wrote this tag-based CFC wrapper to access the last.fm api (details and spec can be found here: http://www.last.fm/api)
There are 15 components in total, 13 of which...

Feb 26, 2009

GMap maplet example: Nuke It!

This is a very cool example of javascript overlay with google maps.

Ground Zero Gmaplet

Target someone, something, somewhere, and see (in a fun google map kind of way) what destruction you would cause.

The example and full post can be seen on the...

Feb 10, 2009

(What is on) BBC CFC

A fresh new CFC wrapper, written just for fun.

I found the BBC programme API, and it was a really nice little resource, allowing people to view programme schedules, and query the API for linked/related shows by genre or group.

I wanted to create a CFC wrapper for the API, mainly because...

Feb 2, 2009

IE6 Alpha PNGs are messing with Google Maps

I. Am. Having. A. Nightmare.

I'm being owned this evening by IE6 compatability issues. If I had my way, every website in the world would have a badge on it, forcing all users to switch to Firefox.

I've been wrestling with a site nearing completion, but trying to fix issues with Alpha...

Dec 31, 2008

Happy New Year To One And All

Happy New Year

Blog posts have been slim pickings from me for the past few weeks as I've been snowed under tidying up some work before the new year and finishing off a long term contract. January will bring...

Dec 22, 2008

Flex - getElementByID

Currently working on and revising an AIR application written in Flex, I needed to be able to control the instance of an object within Actionscript by referencing it's ID.

Here's the scenario.

I have created a list within FLEX containing parent and child checkboxes. I wanted to be able to control the...

Dec 9, 2008

Adobe - clever little bunnies

Adobe are going from strength to strength. I'm always pretty impressed with new releases of software (CS4 is awesome), and they always seem to be pushing boundaries and trying new things.

I followed a link on Twitter today, and stumbled across two new projects. Amazing stuff.

Interactive Video Object Manipulation

Dec 2, 2008

Nokia coming up trumps

Decisions

Nokia have unveiled the N97, their answer to the iPhone.

All I can say at first glances is this phone is extremely impressive.

Compared to the iPhone, the N97 can handle Flash content, so web browsing on the device is not restricted. I still have no idea why...

Dec 1, 2008

Geek up your December

I was looking forward to today (despite it being a Monday, and a hectic application release this morning), as it is the first of December.

Which means that it's time to start visiting http://24ways.org/ again.

24ways is basically an advent calendar for geeks. Every day a new article...

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