September 28, 2003
The Flash Player 6 Gap

One of my visitors pointed me to the fact, that it's currently a bit difficult to find old Flash Player 6 versions for testing purposes as there is only v7 served. You can get all old version from v5 down to v2...

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Posted at 12:40 PM
September 26, 2003
A Bloated Widget Tool?

If you take this discussion about Central on Yahooray as a snapshot of public reception (aka non-community) I see a rather mixed feeback with a tendency to the negative side. Two issues are: What is this thing anyway? People don't see the...

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Posted at 10:39 AM
September 25, 2003
Central Beta Feedback

As this is a beta after all, for those who wonder how to report a bug in Central or if you are missing a feature already here's how you do it: just use "Send Feedback" which you will find under "Help" in...

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Posted at 06:07 PM
Weather And Movies? This way please:

"A clean, unified place for your Internet work": Macromedia Central Public Beta...

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Posted at 10:54 AM
September 24, 2003
ElectroServer 3

Electrotank have just released a new version of their multiuser XML socket server ElectroServer 3. For up to 20 concurrent users it's free. For more users the price range goes from US$299 for up to 50 users up to US$2999 for unlimited...

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Posted at 12:52 PM
September 22, 2003
European Patent Madness

As a European I always found one thing about US-patent legislation absolutely ridiculous: the ability to obtain patents on completely trivial software solutions, algorithms or interface elements. Just remember the "Amazon 1-click-shopping" feature or the charges of Adobe vs Macromedia because of...

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Posted at 01:25 PM
September 19, 2003
Penner Easing Equations AS 2.0

One of the most useful code libraries I know is already available for ActionScript 2.0: Robert Penner's Easing Equations are ready for download now....

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Posted at 12:03 AM
September 17, 2003
Submit Your Work For FlashParade

I guess you already read elsewhere that the FlashParade in Marseille will be one of the biggest European Flash conferences in this year. You also might have noticed that the 3-day-ticket price of just €53.82 is unheard of for a conference of...

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Posted at 03:22 PM
Flash Crackers Found In Minnesota

Not in Bulgaria, not in Romania, no - Fergus Falls, Minnesota is the place where Flash Crackers were found. Originally from China, the crackers with aliases "M-99" and "Black Cat" where located right in the US. Some heavy charges are expected....

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Posted at 12:45 AM
September 16, 2003
Robin Debreuil's __bytecode__ Relevation

Flash MX is almost retired and there comes Robin Debreuil with his new blog and reveals a command that has always been there and hasn't been discovered by anyone yet: __bytecode__ - it allows you to insert precompiled Actionscript bytecode at compile...

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Posted at 11:36 AM
No, actually just 2 minutes, Stuart

Bing! for (var i = 0 ;i<a.length;i+=8){ trace(String.fromCharCode(parseInt(a.substr(i,8),2))) } I couldn't help it....

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Posted at 01:12 AM
September 14, 2003
Swift Tools in Trouble

Oliver Debon, creator of tools like SwiftGenerator, SwiftMP3 or Quake Video Maker has some ugly trouble going on with his former webspace provider. Under his former URL one only finds some text with some defaming allegations, which made me really wonder, because...

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Posted at 02:46 PM
September 12, 2003
Google Calculator

Google has a new feature I didn't know yet: the calculator. It looks like it can give you the answer to regular calculations (17+4), covert units (12 inch in centimeters or 30 degrees celsius in fahrenheit), tell you the value of constants...

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Posted at 01:02 PM
September 11, 2003
Hurt Vanity

I must say that I take it as a personal insult not to be included in Dave Yang's new blog's swfoo.com 100+ entries long link list. Was that a grammatically correct sentence?...

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Posted at 06:27 PM
Text Float Around Circle

I have built this little "Floater" class which allows you to have text in Flash flow around circles and rectangles. Here's a quick demo - just drag around the circle or resize the elements. The nice thing about is that its performance...

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Posted at 06:01 PM
September 10, 2003
Have Your Trial Now

In case you didn't know: MX 2004 trial versions are available for download now. And of course you can buy them, too....

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Posted at 11:55 AM
Flash Player 7,0,14,0 - We're Not In Beta Anymore

I just noticed that the official Flash Player version is now 7,0,14,0 - no mention of public beta anymore. So if you haven't done so yet - go and upgrade your player to the latest version here and experience a nice speed...

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Posted at 11:31 AM
September 09, 2003
"for" revisited

Sometimes I browse through Robert Sedgewick's "Algorithms In C" for inspiration. Recently I checked out the Graph Algorithms - more for the beauty of the adjacent graphics than because of their usefulness. Reading the code for Boruvka's Minimum Spanning Tree algorithm I...

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Posted at 06:51 PM
September 08, 2003
extrajetzt online

The guys from extrajetzt, known for amazing projects as Fastfroots or Composer, have finally launched their website. I like it! A well chosen color scheme and love for the little details. Under the hood you'll find browser-back button support, direct deep links,...

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Posted at 05:45 PM
September 07, 2003
Do you listen?

Do you listen to music whilst programming? I'm only asking because I stopped that quite a while ago. I think it was after reading this short paragraph in Richard Williams' The Animator's Survival Kit: as a young man he asked animation genius...

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Posted at 11:39 PM
September 06, 2003
Mario? That'sa me!

Okay, this is waayyy off-topic, uninteresting, and selfish but as it's the weekend I give myself the absolution. I just found out that I made it up to position #16 in search results if you search for "Mario" on google. And this...

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Posted at 11:15 AM
September 05, 2003
Found Magazine

What a nice idea: Found Magazine publishes notes, photos and other stuff that people find on the street. And there are some real strange, funny and frightening finds among them. [Via Netzministerium]...

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Posted at 10:29 PM
September 03, 2003
ggggggggggggggBlog!

Looks like I'm a bit late on this, but this is definitely a case where I make an exception to my first-or-never-policy: Grant Skinner, the creator of FlashOS and gModeler joined the ever growing pack of Flash Bloggers with his gBlog. I'm...

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Posted at 07:02 PM
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