Open-Source JavaScript Flash Player (HTML5/SVG)

This is quite incredible. A purely Javascript Flash Player. Here are some examples.

I think that projects like this are simply proof that the days of Flash and it’s plugin based virtual machine in a browser are numbered. Along with jQuery and a host of other Javascript frameworks that are being built, once HTML 5 browsers are in the majority there will be many more options for multimedia content/interactivity on a page than Flash. → Continue reading “Open-Source JavaScript Flash Player (HTML5/SVG)”

Compiling a 64 bit version of SWT for Eclipse

On the SWT FAQ there is a how-to for compiling a 64 bit version of SWT for Eclipse, however, it is currently incorrect and took a bit of research and experimentation to sort out.

Here is how to do it (I have copied the original how-to and made edits where appropriate.

In this case, I am using Eclipse 3.5.1 under Kubuntu 9.04.

In this how-to you will extract the SWT source from the CVS repository and build your own binaries.→ Continue reading “Compiling a 64 bit version of SWT for Eclipse”

An Excellent Primer on Both Programming and Java

Introduction to Programming Using Java, Fifth Edition Version 5.0, December 2006

David J. Eck also provides the source code to a TextIO class that he has written that provides some additional IO features.  Click here for an outline of those methods and on that page is also a link to the source. Continue reading “An Excellent Primer on Both Programming and Java”

How to Read the Manufacture Date On Your Tires

I’ve categorized this under the “Motorcycle” heading, however this is true for just about any DOT approved tire for sale in the US.

Here are two great links that describe how to read your tires: reading “How to Read the Manufacture Date On Your Tires”