Now, since I studied flash ActionScript3 for a year, I had a dedicated windows drive, and a dedicated linux drive as well. Yes, it used to be FreeBSD, but somehow, I found FreeBSD 7 not me... version 6.x was fine with me, but 7 seemed somehow off.
Anyway, developing on windows, I had dreamweaver on, like any good webdeveloper should. Honestly, Dreamweaver is still one of the best IDE's I've ever seen. When the windows drive finally said buh-buy ... (yes, as in buy another drive), well, it was buhbye DW as well.
Well, I didn't have the cash to spend on another drive yet, and my linux drive was pretty much packed already... plus, I didn't really want to put windows back on :)
Running through some IDE's, like Quanta, Bluefish and Nvu, I found that, after Dreamweaver, well, Dreamweaver spoils all other web development environments. I was itching to get back on dreamweaver.
So in comes wine to the rescue. I had a drive image of a fresh windows install with CS3 already installed there, so copied over the entire adobe directory to my ~/.wine/Program Files directory. I tried DW with wine 1.1.4 first. Yes it worked, but there were screen artifacts. Some parts didn't render, and a feeling of "clunkiness". So, I gave that up for a lost cause.
Now, with a wine upgrade (1.1.7), I tried it again, and voila! the interface all renders properly, most functions seem to be there (haven't dug into it much, since I only tried 5 minutes ago) and responds fairly well. For kicks, I tried to run flash cs3... and voila! same thing! :) how about photoshop? sadly, no go.
Anyway, I'll post more when I put it through the paces, but for now, a screenie... :)
you can view the full size here:
Seems no one is immune to getting their domains taken away from them... specially considering that the domains for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) (icann.org and iana.org repectively) got their domains hijacked... they managed to get them back approximately 20 minutes later though.
Looks like this is something that I can get to use at work, and allow me to post to my blog at the same time.... such a time saver... my blog has been feeling deprived for the longest time already.
So for you guys in IE, sorry, but I won't bother fixing up the CSS on this page...
almost 2 years, I've been away from this blog (and the internet in general) because I didn't have an internet connection... well, that was then... I switched over to destiny (despite all the bad press I've heard about destiny cable), and so far, it's all good... some speed tests I took below...
Four tests, to make sure that it wasn't a fluke... looks like I'm back for keeps!
Oh, and just so you know, those tests were taken during off peak hours (read: middle of the night)... but during the daytime, I get about 256kbps on average...