Screen capture apps

Sometimes good ole print screen or command+3 isn’t enough. Sometimes you need to capture drop down or a cursor. Here are some options for Mac and PC.

Tech Smith Camptasia and SnapIt
this is more video oriented Screen Flow
Snap Z Pro


It’s Blame Matt Mullenwag for everything week

I tried to go to my blog and got the following:


Something has gone wrong with our servers. It’s probably Matt’s fault.

We’ve just been notified of the problem.

Hopefully this should be fixed ASAP, so kindly reload in a minute and things should be back to normal.

Tom and I thought it was so cute that we have decided to declare this week “Blame Matt Mullenwag Week.” So you can pretty much go ahead and blame him for anything you feel like. Pretty neat, huh? Sorry Matt, we love you, but it just sounds like a really fun idea to blame you for everything, ok? It’s just one week.

Adding wmode=transparent to swfobject.embedSWF

Thanks to Aran Rhee on google groups, my bug is fixed and I can go on with my life now!

Problem: My css drop down nav was showing up behind my swf. I needed to add a wmode=transparent but I was using swfObject 2.1 and couldn’t figure out how to add params. Thank you Aran! I owe you a beer.

Aran Rhee

From: “Aran Rhee”
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 09:21:51 +1000
Local: Tues, May 20 2008 3:21 pm

Subject: RE: swfobject using the param (wmode)

You are passing the params object as the wrong argument to the embedSWF()
function. Have a look at the docs – It specifies:

var flashvars = {};
var params = {};
var attributes = {};
swfobject.embedSWF(“myContent.swf”, “myContent”, “300”, “120”,
“9.0.0”,”expressInstall.swf”, flashvars, params, attributes);

As you can see, the flashvars object goes first, THEN the params object.