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“Everyone wins” – ya f#%king what?

Steve Jobs, in his recent enlightened rant regarding Flash said that as a result of barring Flash from all of their mobile devices the following would occur, “Everyone wins – we sell more devices because we have the best apps,

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My babies alive! Initially built using AS2 but never launched in 2006 (due to time constraints i.e. doing real work), the domain that was supposed to showcase my wares remained as a coming soon page for nigh on 4 years. Finally the

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Loaded swf obscuring mouse events in overlapping movieclips

Long time no read. Been busy with a large Flex project, plus I’ve been trying to see a bit more of Europe – but thought it was about time to get back onto some blogging. That and I’ve come up

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Flash Catalyst or Catastrophe?

I’ve been watching the large number of blog links regarding the news from Adobe labs that Flash Catalyst is now in public Beta; naturally I had to download and have a go myself. My first impressions are not good. It

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as3 casting issue

Either I’m going slightly mad or casting using the “as” keyword works differently to the old way of casting. Here’s some code to illustrate: showFormItem = ((( as CheckBox).selected as String) == _local.displayTriggerValue[i]) ? true : false Now this gives

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The all encompassing Flash Platform

Seems we’ve come a long way from the days of Flashkit users (ahh the memories asking whether Flash can be connected to a database. Now the questions is more likely to be what can’t Flash be connected to! The formalisation

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Flash Player ate all the pies!

I just checked out the latest Flash Player release candidate and was interested to see that the file size of the Mac and Linux versions are over 5.45Mb and 3.8Mb respectively. The PC version is still under 2Mb (which is

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Flash Player 10: Sound features aren’t music to my ears

Well at least it doesn’t allow me to tune my guitar using a microphone (as I was hoping the new features added to the Sound class might). I’m currently away from my lovely Takamine acoustic guitar with built in tuner,

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Gaia Flash Framework – My Experience

I’ve been a bit busy over the last few months. Here’s what I’ve been up to… I’ve moved to the UK I’ve travelled home again for a family reunion I’ve read a good portion of Moock’s Essential ActionScript 3.0 I’ve

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FlashDevelop allows me to develop in Flash

Just wanted to exclaim to the world (well the handful of people that happen to read this post anyway that FlashDevelop is freaking unbelievable! After using the Flash CS3 IDE to edit code, FlashDevelop is pure bliss! I did try

Posted in Flash
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