David Flatley

Archive for January, 2008

Taxes are Taxing

by on Jan.13, 2008, under Nonsense, PXL Info

It’s that time of year again. For my company, PXL Designs, it’s been it’s first full year of existence and that means….what else? Time to reconcile with Uncle Sam. I spent the day searching through QuickBooks and disemboweling the file cabinet for obscure receipts, check stubs, and other various forms of paper remnants of a year’s worth of holding a company together.

If you’re like me, your file cabinet is jammed packed with carefully placed papers that are sorted in a completely illogical manner and that never occurred to you until the day you find yourself sifting through the hours of papercuts trying to decipher your own system. If I’m not far off, I may have come across some additions to the Dead Sea Scrolls. Anything is possible in my cabinet.

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Up and Running on MXNA

by on Jan.12, 2008, under Actual RIA info, PXL Info

Another voice for Adobe Flex and RIA Technologies

Thank you thank you! It’s good to be here. I finally got the cooler blog aggregated on MXNA. It’s been a bit slow trying to get listed, probably due to the holiday season but I’m here at last.

For those who don’t know, I’m the same guy who runs PXL Blog. The reason for this blog is 1. WordPress is much cooler than Nucleus CMS in my opinion, 2. I get to yak about other things in life than Adobe Flex, Flash, AIR, and other technologies, although you will find many code samples here.

Here are some of the better tutorials for Adobe Flex that I submitted for the Flex CookBook, and some Adobe AIR info:

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Is Bill Gates retiring from retiring?

by on Jan.07, 2008, under Intense Nonsense

Anyone know? Apparently, July 2008 is the start of the transition for Microsoft. So will the man be retiring or just swapping titles to Great and Powerful Oz, and sending his army of GatesBots, made out of lesser parts of Gates himself, to overrun the circuit boards of the world with new and more powerful buffer overflows? According to the article on Microsoft, he’s now going to

transition out of a day-to-day role in the company to spend more time on his global health and education work

MS Help

Global Health and Education work?
I’m not sure I want to know more about what that entails, but no doubt it’ll end up bringing MS more money in the long run. I have but one major gripe with Bill though, before you turn over your immense power to the rest of the company, could you squeeze in the “Setup Project” functionality Visual C# 2005 Express? It’s cool to be able to build applications for free, but I might one day want to actually pass them along to folks to install on their machines. In the meantime, I’ve been using the Inno Setup (great program) but it would be nice to actually be able to build what one creates and be able to deploy it in the same development environment. Just a thought.

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