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How do I add my Facebook badge to my Blogger page?

When I created my blog on Blogger, I felt like it was a bit dry at first. So I looked into what to add in the column on the side... Since I like to make friends on Facebook, I thought that adding my badge would be a good idea.

It is quick to do and everyone can do it, really! So... first log in both Blogger and Facebook. In Facebook, go to your wall and click on Edit My Profile. The link is under your picture (and I hope you uploaded a photo! People want to see your face!!! Not your dog or your car.)

Facebook Profile sample (Apr 2010)

Once in your profile, click on the Contact Information bar. Then click on the ...

What are yellow pages good for?

Since I work a lot with the Internet, I often have people asking me whether the Yellow Pages are still useful...

The fact is, there are still many people using the Yellow Pages. Most advanced geek will use an online directory such as superpages.com. Yet, for certain things such as looking for a plumber, people still use the Yellow Pages.

So, how do I choose whether to have an ad in the Yellow Pages?

Simple! Take the latest Yellow Pages book you've received and look under your category and see what your competition does. If you have 1 or more full page advertiser, you bet that you have ...

Insert Node Security Considerations

Although the accessibility of the node and comments are checked, it is a good idea to see this module as a security risk giving users a way to display nodes otherwise forbidden to them.

Because a lot of the data is used unfiltered, it is strongly suggest that you pay very close attention to the order of your filters. If you authorize this module to your users (i.e. where they can select an Input filter that includes this specific filter,) then look into checking the HTML code after this filter. Otherwise, a user could inject some unwanted HTML code1

  • 1. Of course, the inclusion of a node should

String Greater Than

SWF Action
Action Category: 
Comparisons
Action Details: 
(typed)
Action Identifier: 
104
Action Structure: 
<n.a.>
Action Length: 
0 byte(s)
Action Stack: 
pop 2 (s), push 1 (b)
Action Operation: 
s1 := pop();
s2 := pop();
r := s2 > s1;
push(r);
Action Flash Version: 
6

Similar to Swap + String Less Than although not exactly the same.

It checks whether the second string is greater than the first and return the Boolean result on the stack.1

IMPORTANT

  • 1. I'm not too sure why Macromedia introduced this action in SWF version 6.

String Equal

SWF Action
Action Category: 
Comparisons
Action Details: 
0
Action Identifier: 
19
Action Structure: 
<n.a.>
Action Length: 
0 byte(s)
Action Stack: 
pop 2 (s), push 1 (b)
Action Operation: 
s1 := pop();
s2 := pop();
r := s2 == s1;
push(r);
Action Flash Version: 
4

Pops two strings, compute the equality and put the Boolean result back on the stack.

IMPORTANT

Set Variable

SWF Action
Action Category: 
Variables
Action Details: 
0
Action Identifier: 
29
Action Structure: 
<n.a.>
Action Length: 
0 byte(s)
Action Stack: 
pop 1 (a), pop 1 (s)
Action Operation: 
a1 = pop();
s2 = pop();
*s2 := a1;
Action Flash Version: 
4

Pop one value and one string, set the variable of that name with that value.

If this instruction is executed inside a function and a local variable of that name exists, then that local variable value is changed (as long as the name is not a full path name.) Note that to make sure that you set a local variable, it is a good idea to use the Set Local Variable action instead.

Push Data

SWF Action
Action Category: 
Stack
Action Details: 
0
Action Identifier: 
150
Action Structure: 
struct {
	unsigned char   f_type
	<type>          f_data
} f_push_data[<variable>];
Action Length: 
-1 byte(s)
Action Stack: 
push <variable> (a)
Action Operation: 
a1 = f_data[0];1
push(a1);
a2 = f_data[1];
push(a2);
a3 = f_data[2];
push(a3);
...
an = f_data[n];
push(an);
  • 1. Notice that the first data in the action is the last accessible on your stack.
Action Flash Version: 
4
See Also: 

Push some immediate data on the stack. This action was introduced in V4.0. The supported data types vary depending on the version of the player you have. As many values as necessary can be pushed at once. The f_push_data structure will be repeated multiple times as required. For instance, to push two strings on the stack at once, you would use the following code:

Sprite Properties

The following is the list of currently accepted properties or fields for the Get Property and the Set Property actions. Note that the properties can be specified with either an integer (type 7, requires V5.0+) or a single precision floating point (type 1, V4.0 compatible). And since strings are automatically transformed in a value when required, one can use a string to represent the property number (type 0).

SWF Internal Functions

Since Flash version 5, you can use internal functions (really member functions or methods of internal objects.) These functions are always available. These methods are called using the Call Function action with the name of the object and function separated by a period. A few of these internal functions are duplicates of some direct action script instructions. In general, it is preferred to use these internal functions rather than the direct action. However, direct actions are a good way to optimize your ActionScript code.

Similarly, you can access internal constants (really variable ...

Duplicate

SWF Action
Action Category: 
Stack
Action Details: 
0
Action Identifier: 
76
Action Structure: 
<n.a.>
Action Length: 
0 byte(s)
Action Stack: 
pop 1 (a), push 2 (a)
Action Operation: 
a1 := pop();
push(a1);
push(a1);
Action Flash Version: 
5
See Also: 

Pop one item and push it back twice.

Note that it is a very good idea to use this action instead of duplicating data in a Push Data.