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the power of old people

Posted by Charles | July 13, 2007 | Comment

It’s quite a funny video. Old people rules!

5 reasons AJAX is irrelevant anymore

Posted by Charles | July 12, 2007 | 1 Comment

As of now the AJAX hype is dying. I like AJAX as a programming technique. I give it credit that AJAX greatly improved the usability of the Web. However, just look at the status of AJAX relates to the whole Web 2.0 thing, it’s way and way over hyped. I don’t think AJAX is relevant anymore, for current and future web. Here are the reasons: 1. The Growing RIA Club As I mentioned in the post about Scrybe, many lines are blurring, especially the line between online and offline. By now, all the online startups or grow-up should have […] Continue Reading…

One Amazing and Fun Flash site – amaztype

Posted by Charles | July 12, 2007 | Comment

Bumped into this amazing site, amaztype. It’s written in Flash. Basically, you type in a search term and the amaztype will bring in all the search result, book icon images, from Amazon, and title them together to form your search letter shape. When you click on the images, it will zoom in and show you the enlarged book image along with short description popup. Click again will bring you to the mother-ship, Amazon. Not sure how seriously usefull but it certainly fun to play with. Flash people are really bunch of creative folks.           […] Continue Reading…

Wikipedia topics visualized with Flash – wikimindmap

Posted by Charles | July 11, 2007 | 1 Comment

One strength of wikipedia is all its texts are cross referenced.Start from one topic, you can just goe on and on to learn all things around. One simple site,, takes that to next (or up) level. It uses Flash to visualize the information map, a mindmap style. You drill down by clicking into sub map, or expand the map to see it grows to become a knowledge tree. Without actually reading the text, just tracing the article relationship is kinda fun and revealing too.

More software installed on N95

Posted by Charles | July 11, 2007 | Comment

I’ve got more software installed on my Nokia N95. Please noted the software here are either for S60 or J2ME. That means other phones can used them too. Here they are: Mobi Packet eBook Reader Mobipacket ebook reader is for the case I want to read a book quality stuffs on the N95. I do spend lots of time reading with N95 but mostly are blog posting, news and short information.                   IM Client How can we live without IM these days. The IM Client from AgileMobile supports  MSN, AIM, Yhaoo, […] Continue Reading…

One strange unconventional Flash clock

Posted by Charles | July 10, 2007 | Comment

Found this very interesting Flash clock from I can’t help stare at it. Very weird.  See yourself.

50 best web sites 2007 from Time

Posted by Charles | July 10, 2007 | 1 Comment

Time comes up with 50 best web sites in 2007. It’s a lengthy list with all the detail reviews. Interestingly, it has this Flash rating slider on each of the web site item to allow reader rate the item from 1 to 100, by sliding. And, it uses a Flash grid to list all the 100 web site with its rankings and user voted rankings. Big media learned fast to absorb and gain user generated data for their own good. let me just give you the list, in a quick and easy way and random order: LinkedIn.comohDontForget.comPaperToys.comImTooYoungForThis.comProsper.comNowPublic.comzoho.comThinkFree.comYapta.comFAFSA4Caster.comRedfin.comBlinkx.comOpenSecrets.orgDriverTV.comMozy.comFunnyOrDie.comEtsy.comMpires.comYouTube.comIdealBite.comTwitter.comWetpaint.comWhiteCityStori

Sun JavaFX demo and tutorals

Posted by Charles | July 10, 2007 | 8 Comments

 I start seeing some good JavaFX applications appearing on the web. Here are some of them. Canno Music Pinboard This is so far the most impressive JavaFX demo application. Without knowing JavaFX’s existence, you would definitely think it’s a Flash application. I think Sun does made a great contribution to the RIA world. Considering the huge Java developer base and mature application usages, especially the great J2ME installation base on mobile devices, Adobe Flash finds a strong competitor. It’s interesting to read all the major media are focusing on JavaFX vs AJAX. It shows how blindly the big media just […] Continue Reading…

Adobe AIR Log Visualizer for Ruby on Rail

Posted by Charles | July 9, 2007 | 1 Comment

I’m thrilled every time saw Flex/AIR and Ruby on Rails get together. Daniel Wanja updated his Apollo Log Visualizer to Adobe AIR. It used to be a Flex application and prior to to that it’s a OSX application. According to Daniel, because of a bug or alike with AIR for Windows XP, the AIR port can only works on Mac. Give it a try.  


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