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To Cut Down on Flash Ads?

Posted by Sravan | June 26, 2008 | 1 Comment

This Washington Post article has overnight created a buzz about whether the $40 billion internet advertisement industry should be scared of softwares like EasyList and Adblock Plus. At a time when “Flash Ads” are increasingly becoming a major type, when they probably get more per-unit-revenue than text and images, they also get the major share of the blame.

Ad-blockers have been available for a long time now: those that come along with firewalls, browsers, plug-ins, and as standalone ad-blocking softwares. One day, there could be softwares on the website server side that can identify and thereby disallow the entry of […] Continue Reading…

Flex Asteroid to Destroy Your Home

Posted by Ross | June 25, 2008 | 2 Comments

Have you ever wondered how big of an asteroid it would take to destroy your house? How about your neighborhood? Maybe your country? Now you have a chance to find out, and maybe understand what the dinosaurs felt like.

You can use the Flex application at down2earth.eu to create an asteroid, determine its density, speed and entry angle. The application will show you the size and depth of the crater. It will also give you a detailed description of what the effect of the impact would be up to 500km away.

Here is a screenshot of the calculator:

My only problem with […] Continue Reading…

If You Suffer This Pain…

Posted by Charles | June 25, 2008 | 2 Comments

and haven’t tried Flex…

Wallowr Now on AIR

Posted by Sravan | June 25, 2008 | Comment

When Wallowr started last year it didn’t seem very different from FriendFeed, Socialthing or even Google Reader. But by launching two products, and recently winning two prizes in the RJI-Adobe AIR student competition for one of the products, the team ensures all our attention.

Wallowr.AIR is a desktop application that makes our lives easy when it comes to keeping abreast with various updates that we are flooded with every day (both personal and otherwise). The AIR application saves commuting between umpteen sites by streamlining all the popular social networks and their features, and local and national news feeds, into a […] Continue Reading…

Flashing the Funky Talent

Posted by Ross | June 24, 2008 | Comment

Have you ever wanted to edit your pictures but not know how? How about video? Now there is a solution, befunky.com has created a Flash(Flex?) application that allows you to easily turn your pictures and videos into creative works of art. The program is easy to use, you simply upload your picture and use the online tools to manipulate your photos or videos.

Here is an example of an image I uploaded to their website. Where did I find such a strange photo of a cat you ask? I just happened to have a very strange cat that likes to […] Continue Reading…

21 Laws of Programming Works for Flex too

Posted by Charles | June 24, 2008 | 1 Comment

Can’t recall where I got this but just found it from one saved text file. The file dated in 1998. It’s funny every of the 21 laws is still applicable to however more sexy, cool and modern software development, and hey, even to our beloved Flex too:-) Any given program, once deployed, is already obsolete. It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa. If a program is useful, it will have to be changed. If a program is useless, it will have to be documented. Only ten percent […] Continue Reading…

Grooveshark Lite: The Flex Music Player

Posted by Sravan | June 24, 2008 | 14 Comments

Music sites working on principles of social networking are on the rise. Last.fm, Anywhere.fm, and now the lovely Grooveshark.

Grooveshark was founded a little over two years ago by three University of Florida students and has ever since been soaring high up the search engine rank skies.

The best feature of Grooveshark is that it allows you to listen to any song in its entirety for free, regardless of where you live. This is especially good news for music lovers outside US, UK, or Germany. (The more popular Last.fm offers free music in its entirety only in those three countries.)

Moving on, […] Continue Reading…

ASWing 1.4 released

Posted by Ross | June 23, 2008 | Comment

AsWing AS3 version 1.4 was released on June 13th. The upgrade made the program more stable. The big additions to this version are a MultipleAssetIcon and a new GridList. The GridList component maybe useful for some programmers, you can see an example here.

The update also fixes the preferred size cache bug that was responsible for some strange layout issues. In addition the SkinBuilderLAF ComponentUI implementation has been improved and makes skin development for components much easier. The GuiBuilder 1.4 has just one addition: The GridList support.

AsWing has been successfully running commercial applications for months now. You can read more […] Continue Reading…

Interpreting Adobe LiveCycle SE Update 1 Release

Posted by Charles | June 23, 2008 | Comment

Today Adobe released LiveCycle Enterprise Sutie (ES) update 1. The release note packed with lots of information. Let me try to translate the news release to layman’s words: “LiveCycle ES Update 1 adds Adobe® LiveCycle™ Content Services ES, a fully integrated set of content services and Adobe® LiveCycle™ PDF Generator 3D ES, a solution for automating the creation and assembly of PDF documents from engineering product data. ” We need your data, the 3D data, the engineering data. We want the PDF to be the de factor of publishing the engineering document, while we realizing 3D it’s the […] Continue Reading…


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