Monthly Archives: December 2010

NME’s Top Albums 1974 to 2010

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A dynamically data driven Adobe Flash ActionScript based interactive bubble chart showing the music genre breakdown for the NME’s Top Album charts from 1974 to 2010.

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Memory Jogger: Case Insensitve and “Like” MySQL queries.

Another one I keep having to remind myself how to do. If you want to do case insensitive SQL queries than just convert both target field and the string to the same case. SELECT * FROM ‘tableName’ WHERE UCASE(‘columnName’) =  UCASE(“targetString”) If you want to use wild cards than use LIKE and % for wild [...]

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Memory Jogger: Flash/Flex Tutorial: How to create a crossdomain xml file

It has been awhile since I have had to do anything with sandbox security and cross domain data loading. So that I don’t have to Google it the next time I need to remind myself, here is the first memory jogger – everything you need to know on creating crossdomain XML files can be found [...]

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Number of WikiLeaks cables actually leaked to the public (so far).

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I find it interesting that there seems to be little coverage of the actual number of WikiLeaks Cablegate cables/documents that have actually been released to the general public. When watching the evening news, listening to the radio or reading about this in the news the journalists seem to imply that the entire 250 thousand documents [...]

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Flex data binding pitfalls: common misuses and mistakes

Another good article/tutorial from Adobe By Elad Elrom: Flex data binding pitfalls: common misuses and mistakes “Data binding—the process of passing the data in one object to another object automatically—is one of the most used and useful features when building Flex and Adobe AIR applications. At the same time, however, data binding can slow application [...]

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Adobe launches SDP demonstration prototype

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Adobe have launched a SDP demonstration prototype which can be viewed here:

http://www.realtimetraderdesktop.com/

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Link: Information Aesthetics

“Information Aesthetics is designed and maintained by Andrew Vande Moere, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Australia and at K.U.Leuven university, Belgium. His research interests include data visualization and visual design, from traditional screen-based interfaces, over “media architecture”, to more explorative, artistic and wearable applications. His teaching comprises interaction design, physical/wearable computing and 3D real-time multimedia.”

http://infosthetics.com/

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Link: The American Human Development Project

The Human Development Index

“The American Human Development Project is dedicated to stimulating fact-based public debate about and political attention to issues that affect people’s well-being and access to opportunity in the United States. The hallmark of this work is the American Human Development Index, a measure that paints a portrait of Americans today and empowers communities with a tool to track progress in areas we all care about: health, education, and income.”

http://www.measureofamerica.org/

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WikiLeaks Cable Gate: the Visualizations and the Infographics

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Information Aesthetics has a nice post listing the various interactives and data visualisation that have been produced to represent the WikiLeaks Cable Gate data. “There is the data, and there is the understanding. Somewhere in the middle, the communication. Also visual. See a list of current visualizations of the WikiLeaks Cable Gate data below.” Check [...]

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Bubble Map

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A dynamically data driven Adobe Flash ActionScript based interactive bubble map showing 20 years of US Labor and Unemployment statistics. Values can be viewed nationally, by state or by county.

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