Archive for January, 2009

Flex Community Feedback Forum

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Apparently the Flex SDK team had disappointing turns outs for their session at Max, although personally I wouldn’t read to much into that. Max is expensive, and if you are there, it’s highly likely there’s other sessions you might be interested in.

This evening at 6pm GMT the Flex SDK team with be holding a community feed back forum via Adobe connect.

Come speak with the Flex SDK team to voice your interests and concerns. This session will be an opportunity for the community to talk about the Flex SDK
itself and discuss our management of the SDK open source project. Please bring your questions and feedback as the session will primarily be led by you (and could be short if there’s not a lot of input).

** enter the room as a Oguest¹ using your First and Last name **


No Noise Control

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

UPDATE: Apparently this is a hoax (see comments)

Persy one this.

It has been brought to attention that the government wish to consider it a legal requirement in the new tax year to introduce laws insisting anyone applying or re-applying for an entertainment license must have a noise control device fitted to the venue. This will be the final NAIL for ALL entertainment in the UK as the level at which these devices CUT you off is dreadfully low and damaging.


There’s a day left to sign the petition so if your a UK resident, please go the sign petition now! Don’t let them take away our bass!!!!!

No Noise Control Petition

London Flash Platform User Group January 2009

Monday, January 12th, 2009

London Flash Platform User Group is straight back for 09 kicking off with a special, as promised, on haXe, presented by Lee McColl Sylvester.

London Flash Platform User Group 29th January 2009 (29/01/2009)

I’d also like to thank our sponsors Influxis, friends of ED and Media Temple for their continued support!!! LFPUG wouldn’t be the same without these guys!

Channel 4 Idents

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

I love the current series of Channel 4 idents introduced back in December 2004.

Four to the Floor: The ever growing complete-ish collection of Channel 4 idents.

Info on the idents.


Monday, January 5th, 2009

Recently we were required to align the text in a DataGrid’s header at the bottom. Here’s the result.


This works by roughly calculating how many spare lines there would be in the TextField when its size is set, and then adding blank lines to force the text to the bottom. It should work in most cases, although if there are lots of lines of text it may begin to add too many blank lines.

The source for the example is available on right-click, but the source for the renderer is in our Google Code Library.