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Steve just lost a customer Thursday, April 29, 2010
My Mac Pro is starting to get kind of dated and I've been lusting after some of the newer/faster systems out there. I'm ambO/Sdextrous and spend my day working back and forth between a pc and a mac and had started to get tired of the minor issues I have working between the two systems so I had considered a tricked out pc with Windows 7. I wasn't too happy with Apple when they decided to change their licensing agreement and shaft Flash developers... that wasn't very cool of them.. Then I saw that Keith Peters went back to the dark side... and now.. well.. let's just say Steve's little rant sealed the deal for me.

So I'm enjoying some of the comments on his "pot calling the kettle black" tirade like this one, and this from icrontic. ha. And it's good to see some of the comments like the ones on this article... lolz.. some people do understand that while HTML5 is a great improvement, it's a very different tool from Flash.

I figure it might be Christmas before I slow down enough to go through the hassle of switching files and everything over to a new system, but when I do get that time I'll probably be getting a nice high end gaming system. One that can play Crysis.



Adobe Open Screen Project Thursday, May 01, 2008
wow..... the announcement today from Adobe about opening the Flash Player up to the market to be placed on any imaginable device is just stunning. This is going to place even more demand on people with Flash skills as these companies begin to produce handheld devices using the Flash Player.

The only thing in the press release that set off my BS detector was this.. "“The Open Screen Project will make it simple for Verizon and our partners to deliver rich mobile experiences to more devices,”" .. yeah, and how big of a fee will they charge developers before they can develop for the Verizon network?

I also noticed that there was no mention of Apple in that press release.

Flash competitions for simulations? Monday, July 17, 2006
I was digging around looking for competitions that include a category for instructional, educational, or better yet simulations. I didn't find much beyond the ones I was already aware of (nicely listed here by Justin Everett-Church). Most of the ones that give awards for "educational" seem to lump the entire interface and course and all elements therein into one package. What if the Flash used is only one small (but important and technically awesome) part of an entire course?

One that I did come across that I kind of wish were still around was the "eLearning Innovation Award" from Macromedia, but it's not being offered now. I suppose it's been replaced by the awards at Max?

Anyway, if you come across others please let me know.. and maybe the competition folks will add a category for simulations. (think simulations of cell phone interfaces, training simulations of medical equipment, etc.. etc..
Who needs a kick in the A$$?  Developers or Managers? Monday, February 20, 2006
A couple of good links..

Mike Rankin points out why some people just need a good kick in the A$$. Give it to 'em! hehe.. Whether you are a developer or a manager you should listen to him and take a look at Flex. If you aren't into ColdFusion or Flex his post is still worth reading since apathy, neglect, and abuse apply to all technologies.

And if you are one of those people that Mike Rankin is ranting about then you must read this post "Misconceptions and Myths About ColdFusion" by Simon Horwith from a little while back.. I wanted to point it out earlier, but I was reworking my blog.

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