Special Christmas Podcast Is Live!

“Clearly, if we mess up this podcast, it’s Dave’s fault .. And in fact, I would go so far as to say it’s Dot Net’s fault.”

– Bruce Johnson



Dave Harms

Ken Wragg

Bruce Johnson

Kim Davies

Stu Andrews

Some Of The Things We Talk About

  • Dave’s Pondcasting App
  • Highlights from the year past
  • What we’re looking forward too in the new year

Code Signing Certificate Pain

I’m having a world of trouble trying to prove my Company is real so I can get a Code Signing Certificate.

Since it was created, we’ve moved residence and it’s name has changed. These two events have combined to form an impenetrable logic barrier for the people I’m talking to.

In other news .. Well there’s a bit.

  • Pushed the Ashfield Presy site live last week (http://ashfieldpresbyterian.org.au). Have used the “Office” theme from Revolution Two. Fantastic stuff.
  • Tweaking Oldaer (my new piece of software) functionality
  • Have been going off at work with the Web Systems. Actually, just with work. Today I created and pushed live three builds (two web systems, one desktop update. Can’t explain why the brain is in such a purple patch. Things are clicking.
  • Have come up with a venture for the new year. It’s got to do with my favourite sport, Rugby. That’s all for the moment.
  • Another venture for the new year is .. A Development Help site, of sorts. We’ll see how the planning goes. Suffice to say, I’ve got wiser heads than I helping me out.
  • Lastly, I’m playing WAY too much Sacred 2. This game. If you’ve seen my Tweets, then you’ll get a glimpse into the crazy. It’s fit my gaming brain like a really, really, REALLY comfy glove.

Night night.

Clarion Folklore Podcast #4 Is Live!

“I certainly don’t want to figure out how the .Net component works, or the ActiveX component works .. If I can put a template wrapper in and spend my time focusing on the applications functionality, not the development tool behind it.”

– Kim Davies



Kim Davies

Ken Wragg

Dave Harm

Bruce Johnson

Stu Andrews

Some Of The Things We Talk About

  • The 3rd Party Community and the new Clarion products
  • Listening to Bruce eat chocolate and cough a lot
  • Clarion# and Custom Controls
  • ClarionMag’s latest poll regarding use of Legacy/ABC Development

Pressing the Reset Button on the Site Design

It’s time to refresh the site. This current theme has been pretty much this way since conception, with a few alterations and mods along the way.

Back when I just blogged on Dev Dawn, I went through numerous theme changes. Which was fun.

Just this week I booked into the Revolution. Actually, the Revolution 2, Brian Gardner’s brainchild. So now I’ve got a bunch of very cool themes to work with.

I’m not a designer. That’s pretty obvious to any thing with an eye and a brain to interpret the signals transmitted :) So what I like about a package like found in the Revolution 2 offering is that there’s enough diversity in the content to allow me to have choice, AND it’s wordpress, so I know it’s infinitely (for my L-plate skills) moddable.

Another perk, I’m hoping, of the re-design is that it will somehow grant me the ability to write less posts, but more .. potent. We’ll see.

Maybe not less posts, as less pretty much describes the flow of content here lately.

The 6 Months Has Rolled Around

You might remember this post, in which I pontificated about the six month sabbaticals that we’d (the Family) be taking from purchasing games.

Well, the first six / 6 months has cycled round.

And you know what, this Discipline isn’t going away. It’s hard, but well worth it.

It’s not just about saving money.

You remove (unless it’s at the turn of the cycle) the “impulse buy”. It’s out of the equation. In the last month, I’ve definitely started thinking about which particular games I’ll want to buy. Taking time, reading reviews, measuring things up .. It’s different, but so far, as said, worth it.

Course, there are probably lots of folk who already do this, or don’t play games at all. That’s cool. This is just a personal (and Family I guess, could go down the road of Raising the Kids into a certain way with Games) journey.

Haven’t even got around to talking about how, in my last post, I was all braggy about writing a post a day. It’s been exactly 20 days and not a thing. Ha ha, that’ll learn me.

Clarion 7 #4–We Add 3rdParty Functionality

This video is codenamed “Bart Allen”

This time we add System Tray functionality via a 3rd-Party template.

This has been an excellent series to do, and has only whetted my appetite for more.

If you have any ideas for what you’d like to see in Video (and not limited to Clarion 7), please leave a comment, email me, or get on the Skype channel.

What Would You Like To See In The Next Clarion Folkview Video Series?