Friday, May 14, 2010

Flash Wars!

More nerd news. I know: you're not a nerd and you think highly of your self and you don't love sci fi movies and you're not really in a closet about computers and techie stuff. Right. Sure.

Actually you might find this interesting (or maybe not) if you are a big fan of Apple. I have a cousin that likes Apple and Macs. I actually enjoy using them and I consider myself bi-lingual. Either way, an Apple computer is just that: a computer. No need to start a cult and follow some guy around and hang on his every word even if he (or his company) re-invents the cell phone. No need to gush over this new iPad thing and get all crazy nutz and wait in line over night at the store for one. No need to cry in the shower when Whitney Houston comes on the radio...

"...But I know I'll think of you every step of the way
And IIIIiiiiiii...EEE...IIIIIiiiiiiIIIIIiiiiIII... Will always love you, oohh will always "

Sometimes you just have to let it out. (I love the sparkly background effects)

Well, back to the story, I was going to make a statement about a cult or something. Yeah, Apple has a huge following. Steve is their leader. They will crush any enemy Steve directs them towards. He wakes up at 4 am and levitates above the kitchen table and foresees the future. He's sort of like a wizard. Like a jedi. 

Its actually not a really huge deal. It's a open source, DRM thing. If that doesn't make sense, it's ok. It's nerd-speak for . . . ummm  . . . something. Anyways, I've been reading up on this. A lot. Actually more than a lot. I have some interesting out takes from the flame forums. I thought you might enjoy.

All of the open systems rhetoric from Apple is just to distract the suckers.  - Jedidiah
One person's freedom is likely to be another's cage. - LLCI
But we'll conveniently ignore those things because... what's that behind you?!?! Look! Flash sucks! - fitten
I'm not a Flash developer. I don't know one whit of Flash. I do totally appreciate the amount of rework that needs to be done when the best platform for the job is disabled by your users. It sucks. Really, truly sucks. Move this pile of dirt. Now move it back with a smaller shovel and no cart.  - AlexFromOmaha
I profoundly object to Apple being able to choose what I can run and "experience", but Flash is not one of the things I'll run and enjoy on my non-Apple phone.  - Obarthelemy

Ok, the last one I added because it makes absolutely no sense. It's just someone adding their idea. An idea with no purpose. Much like a sentence without a verb. I read it 3 times trying to understand it and found no logic. Awesome.
So right now there are 2 sides. Forget about all the other companies and Microsoft. Just Adobe and Apple swinging sticks at each other. Pretty entertaining. Want to know something else entertaining? I've decided to enter the fight. I want in on the Flash Wars. I will be joining the battle as a 3rd party. Starting now. It is my grand and absolute pleasure to introduce to you . . . Pear.
I will have to find a way to annoy the Adobe company too but for now, I will just have to predict a future video in a certain mall "kiosk." I just used quotations because I don't like the word "kiosk." I don't have a good reason. It just offends me.


  1. I changed my mind... I want a Pear now. Isn't that what they use on iCarly?

  2. iCarly? ? ?
    I have no idea. I hate it when I think I have something creative and that I came up with only to find out someone else has thought of it already.
    Darn it. Yeah I just did a google for "iPear" and all the logos popped up. Damn it.

    Back to the drawing board.

  3. I must be a geek. The first thing I thought of was "What does PEAR have to do with Flash integration?" I use PEAR with PHP all the time!

  4. Cool Anon, do you use PHP with CMS or are you writing stuff out for a server? You might not ever read this response because it's about 4 months late.... Either way I like the way you think.

    Yeah, things are crazy with Apple dumping on Flash and now they've retracted and Adobe still has a bunch of iCrap for developing in the software.

    But let me know what you're setting up if you do read this.