Monthly Archives: May 2010

MugTug Darkroom, Online/Offline Photo Editing

For those of you who don’t know, a few weeks ago I joined a project called Darkroom from MugTug.com. It’s an image processing application using cutting edge HTML 5 features such as the <canvas> element, localStorage, and application cache, and all the editing (and most of the GUI) is done client side using JavaScript, so it works even without an Internet connection.

Yesterday it was demoed during the Google I/O 2010 Keynote Speech:

There’s currently a development version live, feel free to visit the site and try it out!

Fixing Flash

After upgrading Ubuntu I had some problems with Flash not working. I read the following threads and combined information from both to solve my problem:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1244048
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1373582

Run the following commands in a terminal to remove existing Flash files:

sudo apt-get remove -y –purge flashplugin-nonfree gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla libflashsupport nspluginwrapper
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -rfd /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper
sudo rm -rf /usr/lib/flashplugin*

Then run the following command to install the correct version of Flash:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer