The Internet Runs Better without Flash

Steve Jobs was right. The first person who advised me to get a Flash blocker was Blake Matheny. Blake is one of the best engineers I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with – and I’ve worked with him both at Compendium and at ChaCha. You’d think that I would have listened to a guy that transformed the entire infrastructure and platform at at least two different technology companies. I didn’t listen to him. I

Fix Caching Issues with Flash, JavaScript, XML, KML or Google Maps

This is a short and sweet post on caching issues. Sites and browsers are built to really optimize resources. They do it so well sometimes that the end result actually breaks your dynamic website instead of updating it as often as you’d like. Today I was working with JW Player, a Flash Movie player that pulls in a list of movies via an XML file. The problem is that we’re always updating the file with