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Archive for March, 2003


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Just a quick note. While me and JOsh were cahtting with some of the guys at erain, they informed us that they have purchased were-here.com. It seems that it should be back up by the end of the April, with all of the old posts and everything. Apperently they have some plans for the site, including using flash and flashcom server, to create an interesting collaboration environment. They kept assuring us that it was not going to turn into a haven for ads, thank goodness. It sure will be good to see this community back up again.

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March 29th, 2003 at 1:26 pm

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Well, needless to say, last night was great. Although Josh did not win for his text editor, he got to go up on stage twice to accept Grant’s two awards. They are sitting in our hotel room right now, and I don’t know if I am going to be able to let go of the wonderous orange arrow :) Congrats Grant, it was well deserved.

The post show party was great as well. I finally was able to put some faces to names as we hung out with Sean Voisen, Marcus Weskamp, and meet and talk with people like Phillip Kerman who has written ‘many a fine’ books.

Today, me and my brother are going to do a little sight seeing. Check out the Golden Gate, and Alcatraz. Hopefully once we get back and settled down a bit, we can post some pictures, and post a little more about the new Macromedia releases.

See you when we return to Dallas.

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March 28th, 2003 at 11:59 am

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Ditto….from FlashForward

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You can read over here on my brother’s blog about what we have been up to. Needless to say, it has been a good day for Flash. Lots of new releases and announcements. The awards will be presented tonight, and then on to the party! Well, Ill probably post a more thourough entry tomorrow. Until then…check out http://www.joshdura.com and http://www.macromedia.com. You will be sure to find some interesting news.

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March 27th, 2003 at 3:47 pm

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Lack of Updates

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Sorry for the general lack of updates…..i have been getting ready for FlashForward and am bogged down with projects. I can’t wait to get there so that I can freaking relax a little….see you all in San Fran!!

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March 25th, 2003 at 10:25 am

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Sourceforge RSS Feeds

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It seems that Sourceforge, the mecca of all opensource projects, has added some handy RSS feeds to its site.

Read more here.

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March 21st, 2003 at 12:25 pm

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Man who created internet joins Apple….

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Well, first he says that he created the internet, and now he is a member of the board at Apple. So if I say that I invented motion graphics, can I be on the board at Macromedia?

See article here.

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March 19th, 2003 at 4:43 pm

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Blog Spam?! What Next?

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Sean has posted that he has been hit by the same spam bot that seems to have hit my blog also. Watch out, now that the noose has been closing around commercial spamming this month, they seem to be looking for new places to attack.

See Sean’s post here.

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March 18th, 2003 at 9:55 pm

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Faderate property?

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OK, so call me dumb if you already knew about this. But, I was playing around with the component file for the Flash UI Component Set 1 and realized that there is a property called “faderate” that can be set using FStyleProperty or the setStyleProperty method. Here is a little demo of it in action:

Just a little fun property I thought a few of you might find interesting.

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March 14th, 2003 at 9:59 am

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Team in Training: Sean Voisen

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Many of you probably know Sean from his blog (formerly Eat Orange, now Voisen.org). He is an active member of the Flash community and has contributed some pretty nifty things.

In October of last year, Sean was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. Honestly, this came as quite a shock to me and probably many in the community, not to mention Sean himself. But, his upbeat attitude about his situation has been no less than inspiring. You can read more about his story here.

Well, currently he is training for a 100 mile bike ride. It is a fund raising effort that is held anually by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He is halfway to raising the money he needs to enter the event. I would just like to encourage my readers to head on over to his site, and pledge a few dollars. I would assume that Sean would be greatful for any support you can give, big or small.

I have supported this organization in the past and will do so in the future. Sean has not asked me to post this, I just really feel that this is a great cause that this community could help out with. But, even if you are not able to contribute, I encourge you to read through his site and check out Sean’s story.

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March 4th, 2003 at 8:32 am

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Encoding Email Addresses (Fight SPAM!)

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Well, yesterday my brother released his journal site (http://journal.joshdura.com). On it, I wrote a function that encodes email addresses. Many of you were interested in the code, so here it is:

Go Here

This is pretty much the bare bones, if you have any questions, just drop me an email, , or post something in the comments. Enjoy :)

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March 4th, 2003 at 7:53 am

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