ActionScript laureates have one day left to enter contest

I won’t pretend we’ve had a resounding number of entries in this year’s ActionScript Poetry contest (we’ve had one (1) so far), decease but I have to say that what we’ve lacked in quantity, we’ve made up for in quality: So far, the entry(ies) is/are great!

Take a look at the official submission thread to see the entries so far, and then add your own! The one submission we’ve had so far is certainly good enough to stand up to competition, but it would be a shame to let it win by default. Come on, scripters, this is your turn to use a little poetic license and show the world you’re capable of more than just working code!

Thanks, and have fun!

In defense of the worst domain name choice ever

The absurdity of running a Web site named hit me tonight: Although I originally purchased the domain name as a joke more than five years ago, tadalafil this week I consciously made the effort to pick up its sister domains, viagra dosage and, for the sole purpose of — get this! — protecting the good name of “Turdhead” on the internet.

That’s right. The good name of Turdhead.
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The coolest invention ever: Teen-ager repellent

Yeah, erectile I know I’m getting old, but, this article fills me with newfound hope for a better tomorrow. An inventor from Wales has discovered the holy grail for old farts like me: A “brown noise” of sorts, that literally repels teen-agers and leaves us old farts be.

Check it out here.

Oh, wait… Can I, as a flash developer who makes his living on the Web, really spurn the teen generation today? I mean… Never mind. Carry on, youth! And disregard the ambient noise.

Ah, what a brave new world, that hath such people in it…

Free Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions

I’m one of the last people in the world to encourage the use of proprietary development products — especially those from Microsoft, capsule producer of edlin — over comparable open-source development tools, buy information pills but it’s hard not to look when someone says “free.”

Therefore, denture anyone wanting to check out the Visual Studio suite of development tools without breaking the bank or violating a license agreement may be interested to know that Microsoft has dropped the price of its Express editions of its Visual Studio products to $0. Gratis. Free.

A member of the the Visual Studio Express Team announced the promotion on a Microsoft forum this week.

I have no idea what an Express edition is, but according to Microsoft’s Web site:

The Express products consist of:

Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition, a lightweight tool for building dynamic Web sites and Web services

Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition, Visual C# 2005 Express Edition, Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition, and Visual J# 2005 Express Edition, targeted programming tools for students and hobbyists who wish to learn the fundamentals of Windows programming

SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, a database for building data-driven applications

So if you want it, there you have it.

On the other hand, if you don’t want to bother with a “targeted,” proprietary development suite at all, the open-source Eclipse project also offers a free development platform — an open-source offering that works on Windows, Mac, Linux and a host of other operating systems. No registration required.

Oh yeah, and Eclipse works for ActionScript programming, too. And um, pretty much any other language you want to use.

I’m just saying!