Dreamweaver Command – French Characters 

I recently developed a Dreamweaver command to automate a process I hate to do manually – turn French characters into their HTML entities. It’s pretty straight forward, highlight the copy you want to scan, select French Characters under the Commands menu and follow the prompts. To install, unzip the files and drop them into your […]

Blackberry Playbook OS 2.0 

So, I was one of the many who jumped on the bandwagon and bought a Playbook when they we’re offering them at a ridiculously reduced price over Christmas. I was never really that interested in getting one but they were cheap and I wanted an e-reader (Playbook comes pre-installed with a Kobo app) so I […]

Mill Valley Estate 

This is a custom WordPress theme built entirely using HTML5 and the Modernizr library with design by Luke Despatie & The Design Firm

WordPress Stuck In Maintenance Mode 

If you ever have an automatic update fail sometimes your WordPress install can get stuck in maintenance mode. I just had this happen to me and was able to find a quick solution. Log into your server via FTP and look for a .maintenance file, delete it and you should be up and running again.

Les Stroud is back at it 

I just heard that my former employer Les Stroud is going to be doing more episodes of Survivorman – but this time for 10 days instead of 7. Here is the official post on his website - http://lesstroud.ca/news/survivorman-returns. If you’re not familiar with Survivorman you should be. It basically invented the Survival TV genre – and no […]

HTML 5 Resources 

Here is a list of HTML5 references site, resources and other items: HTML5 Outliner - http://gsnedders.html5.org/outliner/ HTML5 Spec  – http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec-author-view/Overview.html

The Collection Agency 

Another WordPress theme development project. This was a fun project which some unique challenges. The great layout was done by the very talented Luke Despatie


I have been creating a code base for a Screen Manager system that I am using for an iOS app I am building in AS3. I wanted to create a dynamic way to reference and instantiate classes that represent each of the Screens in the app so I can reuse this for other applications in […]

Set it and forget it 

I was writing a post about Events in AS3 and while explaining why in my opinion one approach to passing data is preferable to another I stumbled across the phrase “Set it and forget it” when it comes to programming. I think that this is a great way of describing how I like to write […]

Weak Listeners 

Garbage collection can be a big deal when writing complex programs in Actionscript. Not removing EventListeners is probably one of the biggest sources of AS holding onto memory it doesn’t need. There is a very easy way to allow GC to handle your event listener clean-up for you when creating a new event listener – […]