Is this what Flash on the mobile is all about?!?

There has been a lot of talk recently about Flash on mobile devices, specifically how bad Apple is for not allowing Adobe to develop a Flash player for iOS devices. So Adobe valiently turned the other way and said they would work with Google to develop Flash for Android. There has been much touting of the fact that Android 2.2 now supports Flash 10.1 (via a download from the Android Marketplace). 

This morning GigaOM’s NewTeeVee site has an aricle and video of the fancy new technology at work. What was their opinion?

“Shockingly bad.”

Hit the NewTeeVee site to view Kevin Tofel demonstration, over WiFi and a 25-Mbps Verizon FiOS broadband connection, and judge for yourself.

In Adobe’s defense (yes, I will come to their aid), these videos are not designed specifically for mobile devices.

However, that only underscores the face that it is a DREAM to believe that your content can be viewable on a mobile device without you having to do anything to optimize it. Mobile Flash is not a panacea.

AppleScript to Enable Web Sharing with QuickSilver

Doing a lot of development on my local machine, I am needing to having Web Sharing enabled much of the time. Web sharing is basically Apache running on your Mac. However the problem comes in that it will start several processes and keep them running, consuming valuable memory.

Enter Applescript

So I cobbled together the following Applescript, complete with Growl support, that will enable or disable Web Sharing for you, with one click!

All you have to do is download the attached file and run it.

What about making it run with Quicksilver?

Simple! Download the file and place it here:

/Users/{your username}/Library/Application Support/Quicksilver/Actions/

Now restart Quicksilver.

When it comes back up, type “Web Sharing” and hit “Enter”.

The script will execute and toggle your Web Sharing preference.