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Archive for September, 2005

Flash 8 Released

Word on the street is that starting today, Macromedia DevNet subscribers can download Flash 8! But if you are not currently a subscriber to DevNet, then you are out of luck. This page says that “As of January 3, 2005, Macromedia … will discontinue sales of the DevNet subscription service.” What a great way to […]

Posted on September 12, 2005 at 7:46 am by site admin · Permalink · 4 Comments
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Sudoku Fever

I jumped on the bandwagon and created my own Sudoku game. Made it with Shockwave. There are a lot of other ones out there, but mine is one of the few to generate random puzzles, thanks to the fast speed of Lingo. Most (all?) Flash-based Sudoku games are one-a-day games. I assume that is because […]

Posted on September 9, 2005 at 2:34 pm by site admin · Permalink · One Comment
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Macromedia Pricing Versus Innovation

Macromedia announced their Flash Media Server 2 today. I find these two items in the press release contradictory: 1: “…a flexible development environment for creating and delivering innovative, interactive media applications.” 2: “Prices start at $4,500 for a two-CPU configuration Professional Edition license.” That’s no different than the previous server, I believe. But come on. […]

Posted on September 8, 2005 at 7:37 am by site admin · Permalink · 4 Comments
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Don’t Bother Trying to Help

When disasters like Hurricane Katrina happen, I always feel so helpless. I feel like there is not much I can do besides sit home and watch the news and donate to the American Red Cross. This makes me feel guilty that I don’t make more of an effort to help. But when I heard that […]

Posted on September 5, 2005 at 4:10 pm by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Flash File Protection By Remote Storage of Data

Branden Hall has written an article about protecting Flash movies. Unfortunately, his solution is simply to have data on the server and to have Flash grab it from there. So if someone steals your Flash movie, they don’t get the data. This doesn’t help in a lot of situations, particular games where there is no […]

Posted on September 1, 2005 at 8:40 am by site admin · Permalink · One Comment
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