At the risk of getting sucked into the Apple vs Adobe shitstorm, my own response to Apple chosing to block Flash content from their mobile devices is to at least tell users why – because Apple left it at the rather obscure blue lego block, with no explanation (great experiential design guys). Simply include this code in your page/s to redirect mobile safari users to a page of your chosing …I direct them here.
I’ve seen a few people get into a pickle over this one. When you’re developing and testing locally, you need to set the ‘Local Playback Security’ setting (sometimes referred to as the ‘use network services’ option) depending on whether you wish to access local external files (e.g. XML files, or images) or some other server (e.g. your dev backend server). You can’t access both from a locally running SWF anymore, since it’s a security risk. So here’s how to set that option in Flash CS3 / CS4 or from within FlashDevelop.
I recently went to Turkey and travelled around the entire Western half of the country. The highlight was hot air ballooning over Cappadoccia, but I just found this long exposure photo of some whirling dervishes I took and thought it was worth posting.
Well, sort of. I just added an OpenSearch plugin to the site, that adds a ‘spikything’ search option to the search drop-down in FireFox 2+ and IE7+. To add the search plugin on your browser, click the drop down arrow on the search bar in your browser (top-right) and click ‘Add spikything search’.
Here’s more info on how to do this yourself.
I just got back from a couple of weeks exploring Turkey. Living on kebabs and melting in up to 40 degree heat was the challenging kind of fun and I managed to see pretty much all of western Turkey in an exhausting 4000km road trip. I also got to ride a hot air balloon through the valleys of Cappadoccia, which was pretty damn cool!