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Don’t Eat Electronics

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OK, so maybe someone is getting Apple the company confused with Apple the fruit. But if that isn’t the case, I am really not sure why Apple would need to put this on thier website.

1) Go to this page (the new iPod Shuffle): http://www.apple.com/ipodshuffle/

2) Scroll to the bottom and read #2.

3) Have a good laugh!

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January 11th, 2005 at 4:20 pm

Posted in Apple

Flash in the Can 2005: Confirmed Speaker

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The Flash in the Can 2005 site is up and running now, and has the list of speakers. I will be speaking this year on “Building and Deploying Flex Applications for the Desktop.” I have done quite a bit of research and built a few examples of how to integrate Flex and Central. Last years conference definitely was one of the best Flash conferences I have ever attended. With the lineup of speakers they have this year, I am sure this year’s conference will be even better. I hope to see you all there!

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January 11th, 2005 at 12:06 pm

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Tic Tac Toe – Done Jesse Warden Style

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Playing Tic-Tac-ToeJesse Warden has put together a nice example of integrating Flex, Central, and FlashCom; three technologies that are near and dear to my heart. Be sure to log in and get a game going. The only trick I found was that to use the icon, you have to put in a URL of where you image is located. In the image above, you can see Ethan Malasky, Jesse, and I chatting away and getting in a few games. If you are interested in learning how to build Flex applications in Central, I will be speaking at Flash in the Can in April on just that subject. A more formal announcement will be coming later.

Check out his app here.

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January 3rd, 2005 at 3:45 pm

My Past Life as a Rock Star

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OK, so I wasn’t exactly a rock star, but I did play bass for a number of years. I mainly played Jazz, focusing on Big Band and Swing. I also ventured into the Rock world every now and then, covering the latest and greatest of the time with a few different fly by night bands (my personal favorite group to cover is Smashing Pumpkins). In college I even studied music education. But alas, the technophile inside took over, and here I am today. Needless to say though, I am still intrigued by music, and especially when technology and music intersect. Gizmodo just featured a really cool device I thought you might find interesting. It is a guitar tuner that uses light to allow you to precisely tune your strings. If you understand the basic principles of sound and string physics, you will realize what a simple principle this is based on. I love it when technology takes these ideas and enhances our lives. Now, where was this when I was trying to tune using harmonics on a loud darkened stage?

Read more about the Strobopick here.

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January 3rd, 2005 at 12:34 pm

Posted in Miscellany