If you haven’t heard about Amazon Glacier already, it’s definitely something to be excited about. Amazon Glacier is a service that makes it extremely affordable to store gigabytes upon gigabytes of data for the long term in the cloud. Your data is stored immediately, but retrieval requests take at least 4 hours to make your data available again for your downloading. Let’s back up a ton of files on Linux to Glacier.
Before you write this off as a political/religious/philosophical rant… well, you should probably read it. As both a consumer who purchases hardware and as a producer who creates software and media, I deal with the concept of intellectual property and “free as in freedom” when it comes to ownership and licensing. While I’m not completely “frum” when it comes to using only free software, the issue of SaaS is a major issue today for intellectual freedom. This will be a multi-part article, covering the various facets of the issue. This first article will serve as the introduction to what freedom means in terms of the web and your content, meaning your media, when you share it on the web.
Ever wanted to learn to make the most out of your Linux? Enter TerminallLinux.org, a site dedicated to teaching you some of the most incredible things that can be done with Linux. This is a personal learning project for me and as I learn new commands, you will too. Be sure to subscribe to the RSS feed and to follow us on Twitter!
There has been quite a lot of buzz lately in the community about a new library by Robert Penner called as3-signals. John Lindquist recently posted a video tutorial on using it, and I thought I’d follow up with a nice text-based tutorial explaining the common ins-and-outs of the library.
This is the lamest thing in the history of forever. It will crash Firefox 90% of the time. How does it happen?
But as soon as I tried doing it with Flash Player, I was presented with more than an hour of crashing Firefox. There’s no consistent way to make it work, period.
If you are suffering from this horrible Flash Player plague, I feel your pain. This really sucks.
I’ve been doing a lot of work with Spring and java persistence lately, and I’ve definitely been loving it. Dependency injection is one of the coolest things I have ever seen in developing Java systems and Spring allows you to almost externalize all of your classes’ needs and eliminate the ‘new’ operator altogether. This is amazing to say the least. Having started all of my coding in Actionscript 2, the world of Java is somewhat foreign to me, but refreshing to say the least.
I built some of my first generic classes and interfaces the other day and I take what I said about generics back, they are extremely useful. By extending and implementing these classes and interfaces, I literally can save myself around an hour per DAO I create, and let Spring manage everything without skipping a beat. It makes life so much easier!
While I am still totally a newbie at Spring, I’m so glad for Red5′s use of it. It makes development so much easier and really helps in building modular applications. “Spring in Action” is on my to-get list on Amazon and I can’t wait to get it and learn a lot.
It’s a bit late in the game, but hello, world? How are you doing?
And the madness begins…