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Feb 01 2009

News

Flash for the iPhone, closer to actuality

While Adobe has been at work on a Flash Player for the iPhone at least since last March (Wall Street Journal: Adobe Working on Media Player for iPhone), the effort has sounded one-sided, with Apple’s Steve Jobs panning the player for running “too slowly for the iPhone,” and describing Flash’s slimmed down mobile cousin, Flash [...]

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Jan 10 2009

Commentary | News

The botched introduction of Windows 7

A few days ago I caught wind that Microsoft would be releasing the beta version of Windows 7 on Friday, January 9 to the public, but would only be allowing 2.5 million downloads. I was running an old version of Windows XP in VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro and thought I would give Windows 7 [...]

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Jan 06 2009

News

Teaching at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication

Yesterday kicked off my first class in a course in interactive media (Flash) that I am teaching this quarter at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication. This is a larger class and will cover more advanced topics than what I taught at Marietta College during the fall, so I am looking forward to the challenges [...]

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Dec 16 2008

Flash | News

Showcasing my students work

The semester has wrapped up at Marietta College and I’ve posted the grades for my class: “Motion and Interaction.” I was really pleased with the enthusiasm and dedication my students showed throughout the semester, which made teaching the class a rewarding, educational, and enjoyable experience for me. To show my appreciation I will help my [...]

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Dec 04 2008

News

Days after the recession deemed “official,” heads roll at Adobe

I feel a bit guilty. These may be the most troubling economic times in seven decades, but in the borderless world of web development I felt outside of the economic downturn. Sure the news has been bad for awhile, and just this past Monday the economists at The National Bureau of Economic Research crowned the [...]

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Oct 31 2008

Inspiration | News

This Halloween, don’t forget to…

How the time flies. Four years ago I was in the kitchen of the rental house I shared with my girlfriend in Elkins, WV. As Halloween approached I thought of another occasion that comes far less often. Wielding a large knife, I carefully carved out the front of a Jack-o’-lantern, one which would be appropriate [...]

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Oct 30 2008

News

Shout out to the <head> Conference

I just wanted to thank Aral Balkan and everyone else involved in putting together the <head> Conference, a global web conference run over the Internet, great idea! After attending FlashPitt I had not anticipated attending the <head> Conference, but at the last moment I got a ticket thanks to the generous invitation of Steve Webster. [...]

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Oct 29 2008

News

We’re published

The ActionScript 3.0 Quick Reference Guide has been published. We can’t take credit for writing this book, but me and my cohort Eric Kramer did help send this book to press in our capacity as editors. It is such a good book a used copy is going for more than a brand new one on [...]

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Oct 11 2008

Inspiration | News

FlashPitt Recap

FlashPitt felt like… wait, let me back up. Why did I attend FlashPitt? Well… It was relatively close, at 3.5 hours driving time. It was inexpensive for a Flash conference, under $200, only Athens-own Spring <br /> Conference is cheaper. It had speakers I had seen and known were presentations worth attending, for example: Stacy [...]

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Oct 09 2008

News

Attending FlashPitt

I will be in Pittsburgh tomorrow attending the FlashPitt conference. It’s certainly nice to have some speakers from FITC without having to make an 8.5 hour drive each way. This conference is cheap too!

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