Idea for SEPY 2.0?

I’m in the way to release a new updated version ( will be ) with some minor fix and some other feature added.
Current deveopement of SEPY will terminate in a few weeks, this is because the code which I stared to write more than one year ago has become too much dirty and new feature i would like to add are quite impossible to integrate in the current developement status.
For this reason I’m planning to write a new version 2.0 from scratch.
I hope to begin for the xmas holidays or for the first days of the next year.
What i would like to ask to you is to send me all the feature request, all the ideas you have about your ideal editor, and send to me. Also ideas for a new logo will be really appreciated!

Please send me at sephiroth_tmm at

Gmail Drive!

I was told this freeware shell extension by one of my co-workers, and it works great. OS support is for all Windows platforms.
It creates a virtual filesystem on top of your Google account and enables to save and retrieve files stored on your GMail directly from inside Windows Explorer. It literally adds a new drive to your computer under the My Computer folder, where you can create new folders, copy and drag’n’drop files to.
One of the things that I can suggest is; using file type icons would be better instead of system file icons in the virtual directories.
More details are here.

FireFox 1.0 is here!

Finally after a long period being in developement, Firefox 1.0 was announced!
It’s a long time this is my default and only browser… I cannot imagine to surf the internet without it actually.
I want to say I have nothing against Microsoft, but the comparison between Internet Explorer and Firefox it’s really embarrassing.

“Beware of spyware. If you can, use the Firefox browser.” – USA Today
“Better than Internet Explorer by leaps and bounds.” – FORBES


MTASC : Motion-Twin ActionScript 2 Compiler

MTASC is the first ActionScript 2 Open Source free compiler.
Right now it’s a command line compiler which get .as files as input and will generate .swf files as output. This means it can be easily integrated into any editor which can run command line tools (such as sepy).
It seems MTASC is more and more quickly than the internal flash compiler:
MTASC is based on the best compiler technology available (namely the OCaml programming language) and thus provide a great speed improvement over MMC (compile around 100 classes in less than 5 seconds).
Since the source code is made more concise by using good technology, it is more easy to maintain and implement robust and proven typing algorithms. The feedback we get from Open Source community help us fixes the bug quickly.

It’s made using OCaml as programming language.
The mailing list is available at this link:
For examples, download and bugs refer to the linked MTASC page.

Nightwish, once again!

Really great concert yesterday at the Mazda Palace in Milan!

I was surprised… I couldn’t believe so many people know them here in Italy 🙂

Master! Apprentice! Heartborne, 7th Seeker
Warrior! Disciple! In me the Wishmaster…
A dreamy-eyed child staring into night
On a journey to storyteller’s mind
Whispers a wish speaks with the stars the words are silent in him
Distant sigh from a lonely heart
“I’ll be with you soon, my Shalafi”
Grey Havens my destiny…

flash player 8 demo in tokyo

via Moock.
I just read on moock’s blog that kevin lynch, macromedia’s chief software architect, demonstrated the next generation version of the flash player at the macromedia flash conference in tokyo, japan.
only a few features were shown, but it seems they are great, expecially, as we were already heard few time ago, for the graphics.
There is a video available, taken from te conference, in which these features are shown:

  • a new type-rendering engine
  • performance improvements
  • bitmap effects (blur, dropshadow, colour matrix etc)
  • realtime video alpha channel

video is avail at different locations:
Carl-Alexandre Malartre from ScoLab
>> low bw (5mb 320×240, 15fps)
>> med bw (14.5mb 320×240, 30fps)
>> high bw (42mb, 640×480, 30fps)

>> low bw (5mb 320×240, 15fps)
>> med bw (5mb 320×240, 30fps)
>> high bw (42mb, 640×480, 30fps)

FlashComm Server and AMFPHP

FlashComm 1.5Today I was trying to do some stuff with Flash communication server mx, since it was very long time since i’ve played with it..
nothing really particulary complicated.
I wanted to create some sort of video conference , with a list of available recorded conferences..
In order to get the list of previously recorded video, their date and so on, I wished to use amfphp in order to use php filesystem functions.. and I was happily surprised for the fact i was immediately able to use AMFPHP into the application asc server file at the first attempt 🙂