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All Your Documents Belong to Flash

Posted by Charles | September 3, 2007 | Comment

YouTube sets Flash as the standard video delivery mechanism on the web, the coming HD Flash will solidify that position. Then, how about all those documents, what every they are? Well, they are all belonging to Flash too, according to Scribd, the place where upload/view/download all the documents around the world. If you dig a bit more, there are lots of crazy stuffs there. But coming from Youtube age, you’ve got used to it already, I guess. Regardless what the document you upload, the viewing will be through a Flash viewer. How continent and familiar. There is more, you […] Continue Reading…

Bring the good old day (game) back by Flash

Posted by Charles | September 1, 2007 | Comment

Kids these days play ipod, DS, motorized transformer or anything preparing them into the ever growing gadget culture. They might occasionally played this good old Sketch and drop it. But this is such a fun and creativity inspiring toy. I believe simple toys with unlimited result from creativity are the best. Well, somebody makes the Sketch game to Flash and that’ll bring back the good old game to the internet age. The Etch-a-Sketch place has very simple Flash UI, a Sketch. You can create the sketch images the old way with it and better, you can save it […] Continue Reading…

100 Flex Business Ideas – 10 – Health Maintenance

Posted by Charles | August 31, 2007 | 1 Comment

If you read the previous Ideas, you would know I like to enrich the healthy care and advertising spaces using RIA technologies such as Flex. This one is about Heath too. I ware contact lenses and always interested in doing something about it or concerned about eye care. Received a news letter the other day, which was about eye visions and macular degeneration from a site called Natural Eye Care, where they have lots of information about vision. They also sell formulated pills for eyes. One page (linked above) talked about lots of symptoms, causes and risks. Also full of […] Continue Reading…

Flash Geo Tetris Game

Posted by Charles | August 31, 2007 | Comment

If you played Tetris before you can play this Flash game, Statetris. Playing this will either embarrassed yourself with the lack of geo knowledge of the world or you will be proud of yourself. The game is simple. Try to fit a dropping shape of a state into the right place on a map. It’s harder than you would think actually. Give it a try.

Beautiful Flash and Confusion Purpose

Posted by Charles | August 30, 2007 | 1 Comment

May be it’s me. I always want to find what the purpose of a site. This HybridWorks site is astonishingly creative and beautiful. There are lots to learn from this design studio site. However I had a hard time at beginning to figure out what they do. As whole Flash site, it’s fairly complex in term of laying out and delivering contents. If you tell you it’s demo or design portfolio site you won’t have problem understand why those unrelated stuffs are listed together. But with just the name and all the great Flashes, it’s confusing. Regardless, the works […] Continue Reading…

Web 2.0 Logo cloud with Flash

Posted by Charles | August 29, 2007 | Comment

There are many places you can find all the web 2.0 startups but there is only one place all of them got “Flashed”, the Go2Web20 logo cloud. This Flash is quite simple. It tiles all the web 2.0 startup logos in grid. Mouse over will bring up popup with a bit more details. Click it will open the view panel gives more details. You can scroll down and up to see more logos. If nothing else at least it’s fun to view all the 2.0 companies. If you are more serious about learn and analyze the startups, click […] Continue Reading…

EBay San Dimas beta ready for download

Posted by Charles | August 28, 2007 | Comment

Sam Dimas is EBay’s next generation desktop application. San Dimas is built on the Adobe AIR platform (formerly code-named Apollo). If you have the Alpha version of Apollo installed, you will have to uninstall it before installing San Dimas. See the Adobe AIR SDK release notes for details on how to do this. Today they have beta out and you can download it here: San Dimas. Once you installed, it will, supposely, auto-updates itself for newer version. Also you can get more information from their blog: This is one of serious AIR application that will potentially has very […] Continue Reading…

A Flash Movie Will Teach You a Thing or Two

Posted by Charles | August 28, 2007 | 1 Comment

When you have a moment for a break, watch this Flash movie. It’s simple and funny and most important, it will teach you a thing or two. We are living in a very crowded world. If you pay attention, you will find out all the unhappy things in your mind are due to the interactive or lack of interactive with other fellow human beings. Seems all the troubles we’ve observed or experienced are all around how we were dealing with each other. This movie make that observation straight forward and simple.

New RIA Player Materialized through Song Birds

Posted by Charles | August 27, 2007 | 1 Comment

Aside from Adobe Flash, Flex and AIR, Microsoft Silverlight, Sun JavaFX and AJAX, Firefox is another potential strong RIA player. Especially when Firefox 3 coming out. The reason I believe it’s a strong RIA player is that, with Firefox or Mozilla platform, the line between online (browser) and offline (desktop) will be cleanly removed. Now, here comes a prove, SongBirds. SongBirds is getting into this crowded Music social network area. It does all other music site does, listening music, share playlist, visualization, etc. SongBirds is developed on top of the Mozilla Foundation’s platform, which is the foundation of Firefox. […] Continue Reading…


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