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Archive | August, 2002

Get Chris to the DevCon conference

My rant about the poor way Macromedia is treating the speakers at their 1000 dollar DevCon conference received a lot of attention. Especially the call to boycott the event, and my complaints about Jakob charging extra for his session. Well, as you may all have seen, I didn’t have all the facts straight. Jakob is […]

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Flash player 6 Linux Beta signup

Macromedia has started their signup for the Flash 6 player beta for Linux. Mike writes that they are looking for people that are going to bang on the player and find any issues. If you are a Linux person interested in Flash, send them an e-mail to let them know you are interested. No date […]

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Pay to speak at DevCon?

I am blown away by the great program at Macromedia DevCon this year. The conference isn’t cheap, and is held at a rather expensive area in Florida – but I was still seriously working on getting there. Now I have changed my mind and will boycott the event, and I think you should too. Why? […]

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Flash video bonanza

Interesting to see Sorenson (Squeeze) and Wildform (Flix) release their new Flash MX video tools at the same time. Sorenson’s big news is the stitching feature that will allow you to use Flash to do really big video files. As many of you might know, Flash relies on all of its content having to be […]

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Corporate Weblog Policies

This might be interesting for those of you writing corporate/company related blogs – such as the Macromedians. Ray Ozzie writes about Groove’s corporate weblog policy. Seems like they have thought things through in regards to the troubles the company might get into when employees blog.

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More from Wired about Blogs

Lia Steakley’s article Is This One Nation, Under Blog? is about the spur of weblogs, and the bloggers that throw their blogs away, to start up new. I am glad I didn’t purchase a special domain name for my weblog. Right now I think the most appropriate domain would have been too.busy.to.blog.com ;-)

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Flash MX, video and angles

Lisa Delgado, Wired’s dedicated Flash writer, has taken the time to write about ESPNs use of Flash MX to make available videos with multiple angles on their EXPN.com site, as well as a lot of other uses for video in Flash. ESPN has really made good use of Flash MX on their site. And the […]

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Open Source RSS Viewer

Nice to see another Flash RSS Viewer come along, this time with the source all available. It looks like a nice job done by the people at Erational.org. The RSS Viewer is released under the GPL Open Source license, and the PHP source files, as well as the FLA is available for download from the […]

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What do you want in the next Flash version?

Its not long since Flash 6/MX was released, but Macromedia is probably already hard at work on projecting the next version of Flash. Although probably not directly related, Mike Chambers used a slow day to ask the question: “What do you want to see in the next version of Flash?” – Not too surprising that […]

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