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Think Again Before Visiting Microsoft Home Site

Posted by Charles | November 12, 2007 | Comment

If you have have problem on your PC with Silverlight, you have to be careful when trying to visit Microsoft’s home site. It could freeze your PC and the only remedy you have will be brutally power off your machine. I have complained about the Silverlight-hangs-PC issue before. The same complains at this thread of discussion is getting longer and more upset too. Now it’s getting worse.

I visited Microsoft home page. They promote Silverlight right there, and I believe there is Silverlight on that page too. It killed(by hanging) my PC, which is running Microsoft’s very own Windows XP. […] Continue Reading…

Touched by a Java RIA App

Posted by Charles | November 11, 2007 | 5 Comments

It seems Java does has a come back, as I mentioned recently. Found this new company called TouchGraph. It’s visualization consulting service company that start offering online services. Its TouchGraph tool is a Java Applet tool that allow you visualize term/phase’s relationships found from either Google, Amazon and Facebook. I can’t imagine people would do this using Java a few years back. But by playing this application I’m really impressed by Java’s visualization capability, which is something refreshing. I’ve tried use the term Flex888 and created a TouchGraph shown here:

Flash into a Better New Job

Posted by Charles | November 10, 2007 | Comment

Job sites are a very crowded area. I guess that’s why people start pushing the creativity side of it. The new comer MyCredentials is a recruiter evolved into a job seeking site. They think you need spicy up your resume or profile online to make yourself more marketable on the wild west web. That’s why once you create an account with then, you will have Flash based personal profile published to the world. Will this help? I am really not sure. What you’ve done is always more important than what you are showing. But, I guess, it won’t hurt […] Continue Reading…

Bring the Cartoonist out from You

Posted by Charles | November 9, 2007 | Comment

You read cartoons, don’t you. Ever wondering that you can draw those too? Bet you did. Now actually you really can. The startup Kerpoof, a Flash based cartoon creation/sharing social network can bring the cartoonist out of you. And, what you will create is more than cartoon, it’s could be animate movie too. The site is super easy to use. Once you started, there are tons of items you can pick to put on to your canvas. Really you don’t have to be a talent artist, all it takes is the fun spirit and a bit of imagination. The site, […] Continue Reading…

Just Draw on Your Browser

Posted by Charles | November 8, 2007 | 3 Comments

Simplicity is beauty. That certainly applies to RIA applications. Sometime creativity comes with doing less. That’s what WebSketch, a Flash drawing …um…thing made of. You won’t find anything fancy there, just a gray-ish plaint tool bar and the rest blank browser to draw on. As simple as it can go. However, if you start exploring, there are quite some amazing features there. I like the one that you can play back your drawing. You can save and print. There are a few tool icons haven’t had function implemented yet. Looks they are still cooking it.

Fun Flash Makes Leaders of World Fun

Posted by Charles | November 8, 2007 | 1 Comment

It’s a little interesting Flash that will add a bit of humor into your life, especially if you feel your life somehow affected by these leaders. Then you might want to play it a bit more to soften your feeling some.

MTV on AIR, So Could You

Posted by Charles | November 7, 2007 | Comment

You know Flash, Flex, HTML, Javascript, you know mRSS feeds and you like MTV, then try cook up an AIR application to reward yourself with a trip to New York, MTV VIP night and Adobe software. That’s the MTV Adobe AIR Challenge you can enter. Heading the Challenge site you will find all sorts of mRSS feeds and assets you can use to spicy up the application. Go knock yourself off there.

Flex Music Mixer on AIR

Posted by Charles | November 7, 2007 | 2 Comments

To demonstrate the audio engine under development by DigiDood, they created this Adobe AIR application show the desktop music mixer. Man! This application is a serious piece of work. You really can’t get a hang of it if you are not into mixing music. However, once you installed it, you will find that this AIR application comes with a set of samples that you can start the mixing works. I think only because you don’t know about music that much, the result of you playing this tool can really amazingly interesting. I believe this AIR application is actually more […] Continue Reading…

3 Free Flash Tools

Posted by Charles | November 6, 2007 | Comment

Add Flash to your sites is really easy these days, it certainly helps when there are free tools out there for the handy works. I found another three for you. SothinkSWF Catcher for IE LiveSwif Lite Flash Slide Show Maker


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