Wednesday, April 16, 2008

API: Google Social Graph

Looks interesting.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Flash 9

I finally upgraded to Flash 9 and ActionScript 3.0. My work still requires AS2 and so don't expect tons of AS3 stuff. But I'm ready to join to bleeding edge of technology again.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Technology: Amazon Web Services

Facebook and Amazon Web Cloud

I need to go take a look at this technology. I'm interested to see if I can run a SmartFox server there too. Runs about $75/month for a server. Definitely something to look into instead of using a dedicated server someplace.

Project: Bracket Challenge

I created my own basketball bracket and ran the tournament at The Flash part was easy. The server (mySQL) was simple. The challenge was tracking the winners and losers and all the admin stuff. And so rev 1.n has better tools.

I released the entire project under the zlib license today on at Bracket Challenge. This is my first real code release for the site.

Coding is more fun than running a tournament. I came in 30th of around 300 -- most of them one time users. I was hoping for 2000. At least next time, I'll have the bugs removed.