Archive | December, 2010

Of course I’ll gotoAndSki(switzerland)!

31 Dec10

Back in June, me and Thomas Nesse organized a mini-conference up at JuvassHytta. The basic idea was to snowboard and network during daytime, and then meet in the evening for good sessions, beers and more networking. Despite a low turnout (yeah. we should have started earlier) and insane snow (mid-summer mind you!) it was a solid success.

The attendee that had travelled the furthest - Fernando from Switzerland - liked it so much that he’s now put on his own version in the Swiss alps and guess who is going? Me, Thomas, Martin (Visual FunkMaster), Peter MÃ¥seide, Paulo, Niqui and probably many more! I hope to see you there as well? I’ll definitely bring my brand new Airboard!

The speaker lineup looks really good with a solid focus on mobile development and for once I’ll just enjoy it all and don’t do any reporting for Flashmagazine (as I always do at conferences). The skiing is brilliant in the Jungfrau region, the chalet we’ll stay at looks lovely and Fernando tells the food is so good he occasionally skips his vegan diet because of it! Me, Thomas and Martin will rent a car to drive around a bit the days before and after the event to check out the neighboring valleys. This will be my first trip to the Swizz alps so I’m really looking forward to it!


An incorrect Embed can break text input in Google Chrome

02 Dec10

Some weeks ago I had a weird bug in a project I worked on. It was impossible to enter a question-mark in one of my Flex apps. This only happened in Chrome on Windows (7 & XP). After some digging, it turned out that it was also impossible to enter scandinavian characters in Uppercase. Me and a colleague Google’d a bit but couldn’t come up with anything that could point us in the right direction. We also failed at reproducing the bug, so we put it in the backlog.

There it was until today when a campaign site I was working on got the same bug report. This was a competition and the users were unable to register since the @-key didn’t work. With Chrome now at 10% and soon much more I had to find a solution - and I did.

The culprit is actually the Embed-tag! Certain settings here can break certain keys in Chrome. I couldn’t find this logged anywhere so I added it to the bug base with my workaround and posted this on Twitter. It turned out that I wasn’t the only one experiencing this issue and it’s apparently been around for a while. So - I just thought I’d type this up for future reference in case anyone else has the same problem and is looking for an answer :)