Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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Dec 31, 2008

Happy New Year To One And All

Happy New Year

Blog posts have been slim pickings from me for the past few weeks as I've been snowed under tidying up some work before the new year and finishing off a long term contract. January will bring...

Dec 22, 2008

Flex - getElementByID

Currently working on and revising an AIR application written in Flex, I needed to be able to control the instance of an object within Actionscript by referencing it's ID.

Here's the scenario.

I have created a list within FLEX containing parent and child checkboxes. I wanted to be able to control the...

Dec 9, 2008

Adobe - clever little bunnies

Adobe are going from strength to strength. I'm always pretty impressed with new releases of software (CS4 is awesome), and they always seem to be pushing boundaries and trying new things.

I followed a link on Twitter today, and stumbled across two new projects. Amazing stuff.

Interactive Video Object Manipulation

Dec 2, 2008

Nokia coming up trumps


Nokia have unveiled the N97, their answer to the iPhone.

All I can say at first glances is this phone is extremely impressive.

Compared to the iPhone, the N97 can handle Flash content, so web browsing on the device is not restricted. I still have no idea why...

Dec 1, 2008

Geek up your December

I was looking forward to today (despite it being a Monday, and a hectic application release this morning), as it is the first of December.

Which means that it's time to start visiting again.

24ways is basically an advent calendar for geeks. Every day a new article...

Nov 28, 2008

Web Designers working with Print Designers

I found this on twitter, courtesy of Andrew Duck, who found this gem on

If you're a web designer working alongside print designers with little to no web design/dev knowledge, how is your experience?

Teeth-grindingly annoying.

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Nov 13, 2008

a developers guide (to making tea)

As it was my turn to make a round of tea, a colleague decided to make a use case for the process to make sure all went smoothly. I attach it below so that others can use it and to avoid mistakes.

  1. User collects cups (or other drinking receptacles)

Nov 11, 2008

(I want my) MTV CFC - updated

Following on from the release of version 6 of the MTV API, the (i want my) MTV CFC wrapper has been updated to include three new methods:

  • genreAlias
  • genreArtist
  • genreVideos

Below you can see an example of a return Struct with data from a method call:

Oct 31, 2008

(I want my) MTV CFC - now released

Freshly pushed kicking and screaming into the big wide open, the MTV Networks CFC is now available for download from the project page over at RIA Forge:

The basic demo page can still be viewed here: Read Article

Oct 30, 2008

MTV Music ColdFusion CFC

I've been keeping myself busy the last few nights having fun creating a ColdFusion CFC wrapper for use with the MTV Networks API.

My main aim was to create a CFC that would bring back as much combined detail for the user as possible, all contained within...

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