Flash Player 10.1 and wmode bug

A few months ago when Adobe released the beta version of 10.1 flash player I was very happy to see my application working ok with wmode set to opaque. The text inputs were working absolutely fine with just a small problem – if you try selecting characters with the keyboard with shift and arrows or just moving cursor with arrow keys it was selecting/moving two characters as one. This was a little annoying for me and  I thought they will fix that too. As now the official release is out for about a month and more this problem still exists – yes you can enter non-latin characters but this annoying problem is still there. I am talking about using FireFox and as you know this is totally ok with IE ( for my surprise – I didn’t know that until these days). Something else – the wmode bug still exists in Google Chrome !! It is fixed in FF partially, but the situation in Google Chrome is the same as with the former version.

Managing fiscal printer from Datecs by browser

I would like to share my experience wth a task I had to do for a project at work. The project is a web application billing software. So it needed to be able to print fiscal notes, bons or whatever. There were several ways of dealing with this stuff – creating a XPCOMM extension for FireFox, using activeX control (supporting just IE) and the java applet way. I examined Read more

First steps in flashlite development

Recently I started getting to know better the flashlite development. I played around with some examples and got really inspired of what I possible could do. So the first two things I looked at were:
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Say no to bot spammers

I had hard times with all those spam bots the come and post comments on your posts, advertising stuff you do not want. Ok, initially I started to fight them by trashing the comments and adding their ip addresses in my ban list using a htaccess file like this:
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MTel month taxes issues

Today I paid my mobile phone bills and I was surprised with a slightly bigger amount that what I was expecting. So that I tried to find out what is happening. My provider is MTel. So I noticed that Read more

Failure accessing your mail at yahoo?

Today is one of those days I need to have more luck in doing simple stuff like accessing mail account and checking mail at yahoo. Yes, yahoo mail is not working today. Trying accessing it and you get something like:

Sorry, the page you requested was not found.

I am really upset. I was making registation, (an important one, not for me. I never would use yahoo) and couldn’t finish the process because of activation feature through email. I suppose I am not the only one experiencing this. Yesterday it was ok but WTF … That is why I do not use yahoo!

Managing multiple application folders with one index.php

There was a question in the CodeIgniter forums about management of multiple
application folders using just one index.php. I was interested in that so
got deeper in the problem and tried to resolve that. I found a solution and
this was mode_rewrite. Actually I applied a technique that I have never used
before – setting environment variables using htaccess and mod_rewrite. Here
is what exactly I did:
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Multilingual CMS plugin and GetRecentComments plugin for WordPress

In my WordPress installation I have the Multilingual WordPress by WPML plugin and the GetRecentComments plugin which for my pity are not working right together. The comments plugin shows entries in both languages. So to overcome this, because I want exactly these plugins, I had to modify the get recent comments. I will show you how I did it. But however you can set any other logic there – I have just two languages, so I did it the simplest working way for me. Here it is.

After line 1133 in get-recent-comments.php modify the code as following:
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Embedding YouTube videos in the Prado’s THtmlArea

I had problem in Prado’s THtmlArea with embedding videos not only from YouTube but also from other alternatives. It seems that THtmlArea is coded so that there is no way of allowing just object and embed tags. However you can use Text property and everything is fine. But when you want to use the SafeText property you are in a trouble with embeded videos. So what I did was to extend the THtmlArea component and created my own that goes beyond that limitation. Here it is:
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Automated fixed phone line call ?

All of you hate those SMS messages that you recieve when you forgot to pay your bill. The mobile operators usually do that to remind you politely to pay it. Ok that is fine. Read more