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 Lite for Brew on Verizon phones Wednesday, October 25, 2006
This is cool.. it's almost time for me to get a new cell phone (I took a swim with my v710 and then dropped it in water the next day so the camera isn't working). I'm holding out for a few more weeks until my contract with Verizon ends. So the timing is great for Verizon and Adobe to announce that they're going to deliver the first Flash enabled mobile applications.

here's the press release

The alliance will provide developers in North America a new way to create and commercialize rich mobile applications and content that deliver exceptional mobile experiences to millions of Verizon Wireless customers.
Ok, so we have Wallop in Beta, which is going to allow Flash developers to create little widgets and sell them, we now have the ability to create little apps and sell them to the masses via their cell phones, we have a video site or some other Flash based site springing up every day it seems, we have Apollo getting ready to finally do what Central should have... shooo.. I'm glad I didn't listen to someone a couple of years ago when they said "you need to learn zzzzzzzz.. Flash may not be around much longer"

Flash Lite for BREW is currently available on four Get It Now-enabled Verizon Wireless handsets, including The V (LG VX9800), Motorola Razr V3c and Motorola V3m and Samsung SCH-a950.
That should make my decision making a little easier.. I had been looking at the Chocolate and The V.

Adobe also announced the Flash Lite 2.1 Update to Flash Professional 8 and it's free (as in beer). Just go download it.
Scrybe - occasionally connected app in the works Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Way back in the "Central" days "occasionally connected" were the buzzwords that were used to describe apps that were aware of when they had Net connection and therefore allowed the user to work online/offline seamlessly (or almost anyway).
The rumors of Apollo also seem to be continuing this trend, in that it will allow Flash developers to create desktop apps that are capable of being "occasionally connected".

So.. with that in mind, take a look at Scrybe. From the video it looks like it's totally browser based (not an Apollo app) and has some really interesting features.

(firefox didn't catch the typo in that title, eh? hehe..)
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