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Mark Anders / Zorn Blogging

June 20, 2005 · No Comments

Mark Anders, co-lead of the Zorn product team with Sho, has starting blogging and he points out that the Zorn team is hiring!

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Flash Platform

June 06, 2005 · 10 Comments

Lots of news coverage this morning about the Macromedia Flash Platform. A lot of people have talked about Flash as a "platform" (small 'p') in the past so it's nice to see it officially talked about with a Big 'P' now. Just been browsing through all the associated press releases and wanted to highlight this one about Macromedia joining the Eclipse Foundation to work on a Flex IDE based on Eclipse, code-named "Zorn". More information about "Zorn" can be found in the updated Flex FAQ.

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What's New In Breeze 5?

May 11, 2005 · 1 Comment

With my Architect's View Breeze room now upgraded to the recently released version 5, several people have been asking me "So, what is new in this release?". Here's a Tech Note that talks about migrating from Breeze 4.1 to Breeze 5 and includes a link to a FlashPaper document that describes Breeze 5 in detail, highlighting all of the new functionality as well as explaining the new architecture underpinning the four facets of Breeze 5 (Breeze Meeting, Breeze Presenter, Breeze Training, Breeze Events) as well as the core Breeze Communication Server. There's a lot of good stuff in that document (it's 37 pages!).

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BBC Flash Political Maps

May 07, 2005 · 3 Comments

The BBC have a nice interactive Flash map of the political landscape in England. Not surprisingly, my old district went true blue Conservative but the Lib Dems made some good gains. If you know England, it's interesting to drill into the map and see how various districts went. Northern Ireland is also very interesting, split fairly evenly between Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionist Party... two total opposites! I'm sorry to see Tony's majority reduced but I'm glad he's won a record third term...

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Breeze 5 - Mac Presenter!

May 02, 2005 · 4 Comments

As you've no doubt read by now, Breeze 5 has been launched and it really is an amazing upgrade! For me, the absolute #1 fabulous feature about the new release is that it now allows Mac users to present! Yay! I can screen share now. Yes, I know, that means that my (admittedly feeble) excuse for not doing any remote CFUG presentations has been taken away from me... Check out my Breeze Meeting. I'm going to start using it quite a bit more from now on!

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Amazon / Tribeca Film Festival

April 20, 2005 · No Comments

Amazon is running the Tribeca Film Festival Short Film Competition using Flash video. Very slick experience: watch a film, get shown a commercial then vote on the film - all within a Flash movie.

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MX Developer's Journal - Readers' Choice Awards

April 12, 2005 · 3 Comments

I've been asked to remind y'all to go and vote for the Readers' Choice Awards. I've done my duty by going and voting. Some strange nominations in a few categories (and a lot of stuff I'd never heard of!) as well as quite a few high-profile omissions I think. Anyone know how the nomination process works / worked? Just curious...

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Spring <br> Conference

April 12, 2005 · No Comments

The Southeast Ohio Macromedia User Group (and several other groups) are putting on Spring <br> 2005 Info Tech Conference at the end of May. It's a one day conference for just $25 with four tracks and some well-known names speaking. Register early because they only have a 350 attendee capacity! And the conference name still isn't XHTML compliant :)

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USA Today - Macromedia Flash and Cell Phones

April 12, 2005 · 5 Comments

A nice article in USA Today about Macromedia Flash for mobile devices. The article mentions the ubiquity of Macromedia Flash and points to the political parodies such as Jib Jab's "This Land is Your Land" and Warner Bros' Looney Tunes online cartoons as examples that the public might be familiar with. My wife grumbled that it didn't mention her favorite: Mucha Lucha which is also made with Macromedia Flash according to the show's credits! As Grant Skinner says in the USA Today article, it's early days yet with cell phones but the potential is huge for some great applications of Macromedia Flash!

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RIA to Explore UK Election Possibilities

April 05, 2005 · 2 Comments

As soon as Tony Blair announced the date of the General Election (May 5th), the BBC posted a run Rich Internet Application that lets you explore the effect of voting swings as well as analyzing polls. The "swingometer" has been a fixture of British elections for years so it's great to see a high tech version we can all play with!

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