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This is really a hard life..

This post is just to let you know that in this period there are few posts because it’s a very full and hard period.

I know that every time I tell you this, but every time it’s the real fact.. I’m not a liar.

What’s keeping me really busy apart from the university exams that are draining my life is an important project that I’m taking on with one of my very best friends Mirko. (I don’t even remember if I’ve already talked about this before). This project It’s taking a lot of time to him too because he’s working very hard to realize many things I’m not able to do. So I take this chance also to thank him for the great job!!.

So, what about the project?

We are trying to build up a small company that will develop mobile applications. NightFarm is the company name.

At the moment we are implementing the code for our site.. It’s an hard work because it will be written using the latest CSS improvements, in order to give you a smooth and great experience.

We are also developing our first app starting from the design and the functions we want it to possess. For the moment I can only say that it will be a fantastic and useful app for photographers and people who like to take pictures.. 🙂

If you want to check our job visit the company blog, the site, or follow us on twitter 😉

Drag and Drop your image in GMail

This is a flash news… And it seems to be available only for Google Chrome at the moment, but from now it is possible to drag and drop your image into your e-mails body, and after that GMail gives you the opportunity to resize it in a simple way.

That’s nice… Thanks Google…

The end of Flash?

I hope.. 🙂

I’m not teasing.. Adobe flash is one of that things that have changed our way of surfing the web.. You can see a flash animation in quite every site, every video you see on youtube for example is thank to Flash..

So what’s the problem? Flash is becoming always more powerful, but this power must be taken from somewhere, and that place is your CPU and your ram.. The result is that every time you watch a video or do something “Flash addicted”, your machine will become very slow (unless you have a very powervful machine obviously).. Without speaking about the other huge amount of problems that Flash causes.

Until now I and many others were using a nice plug-in for Safari that blocked every Flash animation until you decide you want to see them with just one click, and coverted quite every video on youtube in h264 which uses a lot less CPU with the same quality (sometimes even better) of a video watched with flash player.

But today it comes a real revolution..Thanks to the Google support, Youtube has finally become HTLM5 enabled, so if you are using a browser that runs on web kit and/or support html5 you can go on youtube at this URL www.youtube.com/html5 and gain the advantage of no more using flash on the most popular videos site.

I really hope that HTML5 will become a real substitute of Flash. Maybe Adobe will understand that they should develop better their application from the lightness point of view and not only focus on pure power.

A personal thought..

Apple decided to go without Flash on iPhone.. Maybe they already thought about the future and didn’t waste time and money on developing something that won’t be used anymore? Who knows..



Johnny Castaway

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Finally, after at least 10years of huge pain, I can see my favourite screen saver of all times again..

I’m so happy! ♥ Really, You cannot image how much I loved this screen saver when I was a child..

I used to spend hours and hours just to look at the adventures of Johnny on the screen of my beloved 486

Thanks to VMware Fusion and to metalcolicfreak (who gave me win 3.1) for giving me the chance to relive this awesome experience.. XD

Adobe takes Photoshop on the iPhone

Adobe Systems today introduced a new Photoshop app for iPhone  that gives users the possibility to edit photos from both their phone and their online library on Photoshop.com.

The app is free and offers some simple tools such as cropping, image rotation, color controls, and very easy one-touch filter effects that can change the look and feel of shots with just one finger. It also features undo and redo controls so that if users make a mistake, or want to revert back to the original, it takes just a few taps.

What makes the app notable (well.. besides coming fromAdobe) is that the entire editing control set works off gestures. Instead of using dials or sliders, users just need to swipe their finger across the screen to change things such as brightness or color values.

Source: Cnet

Firefox 3.6 Beta

Will be available on the late afternoon of  Tuesday 13th October.

It won’t be a great change from the current version of the browser but just implement bug fixes and some new hidden feature such as a new version of greasemonkey andthe support to new standard of CSS.

The end user should only notice a faster loading of web pages.