Daemonite blog: home of the motley daemon crew.

What happened to Peter Joel, Flash Aficionado?!

written by Geoff Bowers on Thursday, 15 May, 2008 @ 11:16 PM

Peter Joel Blog, the voice of Peter Hall, started back in 2002 and was a regular stop for Flash developers of all levels. The enigmatic Hall has taken a much lower profile in recent years, but his updated webdu bio contains interesting highlights of his recent capers.

FarCry License Change Discussion Paper

written by Geoff Bowers on Wednesday, 7 May, 2008 @ 07:02 PM

The FarCry 5.0 release has been delayed. We're contemplating a significant licensing change and as a consequence we want to make the decision prior to making the release. Once we have resolved whether or not the license change is right for our community, we'll either release 5.0 under the current license, Common Public License 1.0 (CPL), or under the newly proposed dual-licensing scheme.

webdu Flash Faces: The Talented Mr Piscopo

written by Geoff Bowers on Tuesday, 22 April, 2008 @ 04:24 PM

For the last few years we've been blessed by the talents of Nectarine’s Steve Piscopo putting together little Flash caricatures of webdu speakers. 2008 is no exception! Just love the new "boggle eyed" look. Here’s a quick sample — you'll have to search the speaker list for more.

webdu faces 2008

FarCry Picnik & Keyword Plugins

written by Geoff Bowers on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 @ 07:25 PM

One of the great innovations of FarCry Core 4.0 (the Gonzales release) was the introduction of plugins. The FarCry concept of Plugins can be just about anything from simple changes in UI controls to complete applications. At the tail end of an eSeminar, I gave a sneak peak to a couple of my favourite plugins. Well worth a look if you have 10 minutes to spare.

FarCry Picnik Plugin

webdu 2008: dashboard widgets

written by Geoff Bowers on Tuesday, 15 April, 2008 @ 01:25 PM

Can't wait till webdu?! Get a load of these great little widgets for tracking the latest webdu news, and essential "webdu countdown" so you know to the second how long you have to wait. Widget magic courtesy of the mighty Rob Rohan.

webdu 2008 dashboard widgets

FarCry 5.0 (Fortress) eSeminar Recording

written by Geoff Bowers on Tuesday, 15 April, 2008 @ 09:13 AM

With FarCry Fortress' imminent release, what better time to kick up your heels and catch up on what the FarCry community has been up to? From bare-bones installation right the way through to fully functioning application. If you haven't had time to download FarCry CMS, this eSeminar recording might just give you the encouragement to give it a whirl.

Infrastructure for Open Source Projects

written by Geoff Bowers on Saturday, 5 April, 2008 @ 03:10 PM

Infrastructure use to be a hurdle for many fledgeling communities but now you can have forums, version control, WIKI’s and issue trackers hosted for free in a multitude of places; Google Code, RIA Forge, Source Forge to name a few.

Google Code Hosting

MacPorts: Installing Unix Bits

written by Geoff Bowers on Saturday, 5 April, 2008 @ 03:03 PM

Embarked on finding the ultimate IRC client for my Mac and got a bit side-tracked getting that old stalwart XChat running under Leopard. Turns out this whole Unix on OSX caper is kind of fun -- got myself a copy of MacPorts and with some 4,500+ ports available, I'm installing Unix bits all over the place. Here's a quick run down of just how easy it all is.


FarCry GSoC Washout

written by Geoff Bowers on Friday, 28 March, 2008 @ 04:42 PM

Tragically the Gods were not kind. Google are very open about the whole process and gave us a few minutes of "face time" to discuss the application. I've included a summary of the transcript from the public #GSOC channel. It was a very amicable chat so don't read any specific negativity into it -- beyond my own disappointment.

Django GSoC Ideas

FarCry Interview on Sitepoint

written by Geoff Bowers on Friday, 28 March, 2008 @ 04:17 PM

Although it's better known as an open source content management system, FarCry is in fact a powerful framework for building ColdFusion applications. Geoff Bowers, CEO of Sydney-based Daemon and self-styled "benevolent dictator", lets us in on what makes FarCry tick.