here’s my shoutBox written in openLaszlo frontend and PHP backend.
Try closing the shoutBox, it is animated
var so = new SWFObject("http://pure-essence.net/openLaszlo/shoutBox.swf", "shoutbox", "350", "478", "8", "#fff");
Click here if you do not see the flash embeded
So the idea of writing this simple application is just to get my feet wet in Open Laszlo. As we are moving to web 2.0, writing RIAs will be the future for web programmers. Many frameworks now have ajax plugin. I wrote my first ajax chat script in 2005 without any libraries. I’m sure it’s much easier to write one with plugins. But it was still nice to write one from scratch. You then truly understand how it works. Competing with adobe’s flex, google’s GWT (ajax framework), possibly Microsoft’s new silverlight there is an open source project called open laszlo. If you look at their demo applications, it seems to be pretty powerful. I think it’s a very interesting alternative to ajax so I gave it a shot.
i got sick last week and it got worse this tuesday. for a few days i’d fall asleep around 9 just to wake up later because my throat hurts so bad. and i have to blow my nose and sneeze. it hurts to talk and to clear my throat. maybe i’m not just having a cold, it’s flu or something. i really don’t know. but aside from not having a fever, i’ve been pretty miserable. ;_;
so i woke up a few minutes ago and checked out new posts on the colts forum. someone posted a cached link of the amazon patriots 19-0 book (screenshot).
the most amusing part is the review by D. Sterling (Dallas, TX). s/he apparently knows something we don’t.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Prescient, February 1, 2008
By D. Sterling (Dallas, TX)
What a wonderful and insightful book! The whole story of this incredible season is laid out with amazing detail, wonderful anecdotes, and personal vignettes that really touch the heart of every football fan.
The final chapter, detailing the Super Bowl, is especially worthwhile. After Brady’s now famous debilitating hang-nail on his left hand in the first quarter, the world waited with baited breath as the two backup QB “Matt’s” flipped a coin to see who would play. We all watched as the quarter hung on its side, eventually falling the way of Matt Gutierrez. While he did not complete a pass the rest of the way, the 6 “statue-of-liberty” plays, for a combined 275 yards, set a Super Bowl record for both the number of statue-of-liberty plays, and the total yardage from that special bon-mot of a play.
I digress…..get the book….it will change your life.
LMAO this person seriously has some hallucination issues. maybe s/he had a fever when s/he wrote that.
As a Colts fan, I am completely elated that the patriots lost to the giants in the Super Bowl XLII. In fact I still cannot get over that. I cannot sleep much without replaying the last moments of the game in my head.
Today I found out that the patriots had already filed copyright to “19-0″ and “19-0 The Perfect Season” prior to the game just to find their perfection ruined.
Amazon even had a link to the book but had to remove it. Someone however saved the book cover before they did.
I’m so inspired I made them a new book cover for the book they can actually have.
This blew my mind.
I submitted a topic on my message board to ask someone to preview a layout for me in mac. And about five minutes later I did a google search on “preview layout in mac,” that thread showed up in the first page of the search results.