John Ringo’s Queen of Wands….

I am in the middle of reading “Queen of Wands”….  And I just ran into a small easter egg / Cameo / Cross-over… There’s a character, named Artie… Which is asking Barb to place an “Artifact” into  a bag.  Who happens to be a Secret Service agent, that handle “static items. Artifacts. Power Symbols”. Which […]

The Xoom supports flash?

Oh yes, the Xoom supports Adobe Flash and the “Full” Internet…. Oh yes… Just not now.  After all, it can’t even view it’s own web site…. Due to the lack of Flash support.

First Google TV Teardown reveals 2008 netbook inside…

iFixit has torn apart a Google TV Revue, and discovered a few things…  I’ll summarize, but please go to First Google TV Teardown for the full details… 1.2 Ghz ATOM processor 1 GB DDR3 RAM 5 Gb of NAND (Flash) memory for storage So not a remarkable machine for $400-500, plus accessories….

How CFL kick the bucket (with a bang and a flash?)….

CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) don’t burn out the way incandescent light bulbs do. Instead, as they near the ends of their lives, they grow dimmer. While some CFL bulbs merely stop emitting light when they finally quit working, others kick the bucket with a dramatic “pop”! sound and then vent a distinct odor. A few even […]

Mobile Flash Fail: Weak Android Player Proves Jobs Right

I’m the last person on earth who wanted to believe Steve Jobs when he told Walt Mossberg at D8 that “Flash has had its day.” I took it as nothing more than showmanship when Jobs shared his thoughts on Flash and wrote that “Flash is closed and proprietary, has major technical drawbacks, and doesn’t support […]

NetNewswire? I have to do what to get support?

Well, I haven’t been usingNetNewsWire in a while, especially since it has a tendency to start spewing Flash errors to the console when hidden…  Or it’s been open for too long, or ….. My last communication with them was via their own dedicated forums, so I was surprised to read from Kirk McElhearn that they […]

Better to be late, then never, I guess… (Flash H.264)

Adobe has just stated that the new Flash Player ( now contains a H.264 hardware decoding layer for the GPU…. We just pushed a few minutes ago a new version of the Flash Player containing a nice feature that was in beta until now called “Gala”. Yes, H.264 GPU decoding in Mac OSX is […]

Hot Stuff – Adobe Part ???

I’ve lost track of what “round” this is…  But Daring Fireball pointed this out… Hot Stuff Ross Miller for Engadget on the Flash-enabled Android 2.2 browser: Battery and heat are also of concern: the pre-release beta we have, according to Adobe, lacks hardware acceleration. Ergo, our beloved handset got piping hot after about 30 minutes […]