I'm looking for Allaire/Macromedia codenames and their corresponding products past and present. We're putting together a list of team names for a geek treasure hunt so I figured team names based on old codenames might be fun. I've started the ball rolling but I need more.
One of the tools that more and more "film makers" are using is Flash. A team that constantly inspires me are the chirpy folk of Nectarine. Minty Hunter gave me a sneak peek at their recently finished four minute film made almost entirely using Flash and Apple's new Motion software -- it's awesome. Astounding evidence that if you have talent, the technology is absolutely no barrier.
Stumbled across this excellent little blog at Typepad where Mike Chambers dumps his mind on all things *not* Macromedian. Mike's snippets on XBox hacks, Firefox and Thunderbird development, not to mention C# experiments are a great little read.
Well folks only a couple more days before I head out to Hong Kong then onto Taipei for MAX Taiwan. I submitted my quirky bio and a lousy photograph so I've no idea what folks over that way are going to think. Still if they want to hear about ColdFusion clustering they'll hear plenty.
Too weird: it appears as though McDonalds have trademarked the phrase "I am Asian" as well as grabbed the URL: http://www.i-am-asian.com/
I thought that I'd add a couple of extra photos to those that are floating around of MXDU geeks & their cameras. Excuse the quality, taken with my Nokia 3650, these were taken in the kitchen at Daemon HQ during the speakers bbq.
Fellow Daemonite Ben Bishop has contributed some more images from the National User Group meeting on Day Zero at MXDU: http://daemon.typepad.com/photos/mxdu04_day0/
Tim Buntel's preview of Blackstone (the next version of ColdFusion) this morning was very impressive, but then Tim is always good value. We saw how BlackStone can generate beautiful looking Flash forms with a minimum number of tags.
MXDU this year introduced the ribbons that have been familiar at DevCon & MAX for some time. While some had commented on the number of ribbons I had managed to acquire, I came accross someone that managed to out-ribbon everyone.
It's taken me a day to get organised but I've just uploaded some photos from the keynote speach from day one of MXDU. John Treloar of Macromedia demoed Flash on devices including Leapster, FlashLite & FlashCast. Mike Chambers demoed Central, he also spoke later in the day on Central in a session.
There's been lots of cameras clicking over the last two days, any of you interested in contributing to the online ablums are welcome to contact me directly.
Probably the biggest surprise at MXDU to date is that one of our international presenters got married today in a small ceremony at the Sydney Botanical Gardens...
A number of regular Full As A Goog bloggers will be attending MXDU this year, I thought that I'd put up a list of who you can expect to hear news from next week.
I've been following the adventures of Kai König and his girlfriend Diane as they blog their travels from Germany across Australia to Sydney for Kai to speak at MXDU (http://www.diane-und-kai.de/). It's in German and I've been translating it at BabelFish with interesting results, hence the title of this post...
At the end of MXDU last year we realised that we'd all been so busy enjoying ourselves that we'd not stopped and taken any photos of the event. Thanks to those who attended and contributed images for us to use on the site; Justin, Kai, Jesse & Peter. This year we've already organised at least one photographer, yours truly, but I'm sending out a message now to all those with digital cameras or phones with cameras who might be taking them to MXDU to get in contact with me if you're interested in being a contributor as well. We're hoping to have daily updates of the goings on.
If you weren't a recipient of yesterday's Macromedia mail out you may not already know MXDU's late breaking news. Tim Buntel, ColdFusion Product Manager, will now be joining the likes of Mike Chambers, Branden Hall & Guy Watson to present at MXDU (http://www.mxdu.com). I'm looking forward to meeting Tim again myself and to hear the very latest about Blackstone, the next version of ColdFusion announced late last year at MAX. Ben Elmore will be delivering a Flex preview as well. Check the conference schedule for more details. http://www.mxdu.com/go/agenda/conference-agenda
There's a number of high profile international ColdFusion and Flash developers heading Down Under in a couple of weeks to speak at MXDU (http://www.mxdu.com) and it's timely to see that "Aussie English for Beginners" has reached volume three (http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/01/30/1075340827181.html) - might help those poms and yanks that are coming work out what charming phrases like "stunned mullet" or "it's noice, different, unusual" might mean...
Phew, four states & territories in four weeks... I think this is a personal record for me. Have been busy training for the last 5-6 weeks and have managed to conduct classes in Hobart (and appear at a conference), Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne during the last four of those weeks. With a return visit to Melbourne next week for the last Daemon public Macromedia Certified class for the year I'm looking forward to putting my feet up.
Seems too good to be true, not believeing my own eyes I got Oscar Trelles to check it out too. The both of us placed orders, got our confirmation emails from Amazon, only to get an email four hours later to say that "the seller is currently unable to accept payment" - something very dogey is going on here. This product is at the time of publishing still being advertised by the same merchant at the same price on Amazon if you care to check it out for yourself, I just wish that I had the legal resources to pursue it further.
I noticed yesterday that the Sound Forge site (www.soundforge.com) has had a re-design since the Sony takeover and couldn't help thinking how similar it was now to Macromedia.com.
To the lolita spammers, your dogey posts didn't gain you any extra hits on any search engine, although it's a great complement to think that you consider the Daemonite blog's Google ranking high enough to deliver your desired result. Your posts get deleted as soon as we see them.
If you haven't come accross Mike, Greg & Peldi's Central Developer Chat app you've been missing out on the party! Peldi has recently added video streaming, this thing is getting sweeter all the time... link here
I've been running a number of Developing Rich Internet Applications courses lately for work and I realise that there are a number of developers here in Australia who may not be aware of some of the local mailing lists that are freely available. We maintain quite a few lists at Daemon some public/some private. One of those is specifically Flash related, at least two are ColdFusion related.
I'm using Trillian Pro V2 and noticed the other day that if a user has added a photo to their personal profile it showes up in the contacts listing when you mouse over a name. I've got two that currently show, Matt Voerman from ActionScript.com and Scott Barnes of MacroFun fame and thought that now's the time to expose the real Scott...