Awhile back I wrote a post about using Jing’s FTP output and URL / embed templates to empower rich media blogging. Its a pretty good primer, but it apparently doesn’t go far enough–I’m still getting plenty of responses from people who just don’t grok how to setup Jing’s FTP output with their own site. To that end I’m adding a complete template of files for folks who have php on their server.
Maybe its just my contrarian nature resisting stack overflow, but I think I’m going to kick it old school for the time being and stick to posting my stupid programming questions and pathetic hacks on my own personal blog. After all I’ve got like 3 readers and I don’t work in some swank NYC development shop so I’m pretty sure these people aren’t reading because of some cult of personality (read: do you really need my readership too Spolsky–come on).
Warning Nerd Post–disregard if you’re not an AIRhead. I’ve been working on a little AIR app and had a helluva time trying to get a NativeMenuItem keyboard shortcut set up for “Save As” functionality. The thing is I wasn’t trying to do anything difficult. I was setting the keyboardEquivalent to lower case “s” and then explicitly setting the keyEquivalentModifiers to COMMAND + SHIFT on OS X or CONTROL + SHIFT on Windows. Things were peachy on OS X, but not so great on Windows (XP is all I tested). On Windows the caps lock must be on (despite the lowercase key equivalent). So after dropping the f-bomb a handful of times, debating whether to gouge my own eyeballs out and tweeting my rage I seriously dug into the documentation looking for an answer.
AIR has all the makings to support the perfect lightweight, cross-platform screen capture application. After all, as the screencast immediately below shows, you can copy all the pixels on the display list that you want and save them to the file system or upload them to the interweb node of your liking.
Now that Microsoft has released the Silverlight Olympic data I hope we can put to rest the killer app equals instant ubiquity argument.