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Adobe Refresh TV: Catalyst, ColdFusion9, Adobe Freemium Services

written by Geoff Bowers on Wednesday, 23 September, 2009 @ 06:59 PM

Recently participated in a great little panel discussing upcoming Adobe releases, local case studies and general geek gabbing. AdobeRefreshTV is an initiative by the local Adobe APAC team to engage the developer community. It's been a little while coming, but its great to see this vodcast live.


Yahoo Query Language (YQL) Podcasts

written by Geoff Bowers on Tuesday, 15 September, 2009 @ 09:31 AM

Saw a recent post from Ray Camden on Yahoo Query Language. Thought I might add that there were a couple of good sessions on Yahoo Pipes and YQL available at the webdu conference, including a YQL overview in the podcast.

Build a PodCast on Amazon S3 with a Customtag

written by Geoff Bowers on Wednesday, 22 July, 2009 @ 08:17 PM

Decided to move the webdu conference session podcast to Amazon S3 to improve download performance. Thought it would be cool to put together a custom tag that dynamically builds an iTunes feed from the S3 bucket list XML.

webDU Conference Session Podcast

written by Geoff Bowers on Wednesday, 15 July, 2009 @ 06:12 PM

webDU was another awesome experience this year. Been reminiscing while listening to the high-quality, audio podcast of sessions I missed and the sessions I just had to hear all over again.

webDU Podcast Feed

Touching Up Adobe Connect Recordings

written by Geoff Bowers on Monday, 13 July, 2009 @ 05:29 PM

Adobe Connect is a great tool for running online meet-ups of all sorts. You can record and play-back the meeting through Adobe Connect itself, but it's often desirable to do a bit of post production before you distribute your recording to a wider, more discerning, audience; clean-up the video, edit out the bloopers, trim down the waffle and so on.

Time & Materials Development

written by Geoff Bowers on Thursday, 9 July, 2009 @ 10:50 AM

Daemon does a lot of time and materials work for clients from operational support and maintenance through to feature development. If you're not careful you can die from a thousand cuts as you keep estimating work that folks never follow through with.

FarCry 5.1.6: Community Distribution Released

written by Geoff Bowers on Friday, 26 June, 2009 @ 07:44 PM

While development on the next version of FarCry 5.2 has been proceeding at a furious pace, there has been a whole raft of small fixes, and enhancements for the current FarCry 5.1 release. Get the latest cumulative roll-up of enhancements, bug fixes and tweaks.

IE8, Microsoft's Best Effort at Righting Past Wrongs?

written by Geoff Bowers on Sunday, 15 February, 2009 @ 11:05 AM

While not specifically anti-IE, most web developers are nearly all pro web standards.  By and large the developers I jostle with are building in some incarnation of gecko or webkit. Then it's hack and slay till it's tamed to work with IE in order to satisfy some random stake-holder.  The mounting frustration inevitably leads web developers to use their influence to reduce IE's footprint.

FarCry 5.1 Public Beta Released

written by Geoff Bowers on Wednesday, 7 January, 2009 @ 06:38 PM

We've recently released another public beta for FarCry 5.1. There's a full community distro, complete with FarCry CMS for your installing pleasure. What was originally just a series of UI improvements, i18n updates and friendly URLs overhaul has blossomed into a very significant release - over 200 issues resolved.

webDU 2009 Call for Papers

written by Geoff Bowers on Saturday, 29 November, 2008 @ 05:01 PM

The webDU 2009 Call For Papers is open. If you'd like to be a speaker at our annual, antipodean, web gab-fest in Sydney feel free to throw your hat in the ring. On the other hand, if you "like to watch", be part of our social, agenda building experiment at UserVoice.