Regardless of what you think of the Free Software Foundation, please sign this

Windows 8 chained parody imageI don’t like particularly like the Free Software Foundation (FSF). My dislike of them stems from my dislike of the virus-like GPL license that they champion and their – to my mind at least – dishonest claim that the GPL is “free as in freedom”. Yet despite all this, I believe their latest campaign is one that everyone should read about and hopefully support. Continue reading “Regardless of what you think of the Free Software Foundation, please sign this”

Flash programming tip: global vs static functions

A fairly common feature of most object-orientated (OO) languages is the concept of globally accessible functions, which are wrapped up inside classes. In order to make them globally accessible, they’ll be defined as static methods, or whatever the syntactic equivalent is in the particular OO language in question. Continue reading “Flash programming tip: global vs static functions”