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hi there
i’m not maintaining this blog anymore.
you can find my recent work at
bye, and thanks for the fish.

skate app

Our latest project is online. It’s a skate app currently for iPhone. More infos on

Facebook App sourcecode

After beeing asked to publish my sourcecode for the ImageViewer app – here it is:


  1. free to use
  2. no warranty
  3. no documentation
  4. osx zip (might cause package problems on win)

Embed Font workflow for flash as3

Martin, a good friend of mine, wrote a great blog post about font handling. He created an ant task which creates a font class / swf. What’s so cool about it? You can load fonts, and dont have to compile them every time, like [Embed ...] does.

I just had some trouble because I misspelled the font :O. Here is a loop which traces all the registered font names and solved my really stupid fault. And here is a example how you embed a registered font.

var fontLoader : Loader = new Loader();
var lInf : LoaderInfo = fontLoader.contentLoaderInfo;
lInf.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, onFontLoaded);
fontLoader.load(new URLRequest("Verdana.swf"));
function onFontLoaded(e : Event) : void 
 var tf : TextFormat = new TextFormat();
 tf.font = "FONTNAME";
 var tfield : TextField = new TextField();
 tfield.defaultTextFormat = tf;
 tfield.text = "Martin rocks!";
 var embeddedFonts : Array = Font.enumerateFonts(false);
 for(var i : Number = 0;i < embeddedFonts.length; i++)
 var item : Font = embeddedFonts[i];
 "[" + i + "] name:" + item.fontName + 
 ", style: " + item.fontStyle + 
 ", type: " + item.fontType

Handling Javascript in AS3

Handling Javascript calls via Actionscript 3 and ExternalInterface is cool. But in larger projects I’d like to have more controll over it. I spotted some things I didn’t like:

  1. Via addCallback(”func”, asFunc)  – You can register a function twice
  2. You can’t see how much js calls / callbacks you’ve registerd and how often the were called.

So I wrote a small Singleton class called JsHandler which can deal with that issues. You can register callBacks and do Javascript calls. Furthermore the class provides two methods which report about the calls. A basic Error Handling is implemnted too.

I know I did a nasty hack for the …rest params. But I think it’s a good Solution for the problem. Noone needs more than 6 params in a Javascript function ;)


Thanks to lab9 for the apply and unshift hint. Now you can push as much params as you want to. I updated the class. The trick is:

// function name (string)
// ...args, args);

Here is the Democode:

JsHandler.addCallBack("sendToAs", fromJs);
// Second one causes error (same name)
JsHandler.addCallBack("sendToAs", fromJs);    
// returns the js return value as string
JsHandler.doCall("sendToJs2", "p1", "p2");
JsHandler.doCall("sendToJs2", "p1");
// returns array of all callbacks
// returns array with all methodnames
// and call amount

The class is just roughly tested and might contain errors. If you’ve any feedback or questions don’t hesitate to ask.

from now on: pagepointer

I decided to create a new category: impressive well executed sites I really really like. In short a category called “pagepointer”

I wordled myself.

In case you don’t know, checkout I found it yesterday night reasearching something I can’t remember ;) So my lastfm account and blog looks like this. For lastfm wordle go here



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