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Archive for October 2003

The Golden Age of Flash.

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I saw the posting of Eric Dolecki where he talks about the “Golden Age of Flash” and bringing up fond memories of Flash 5 and Flash MX. He reminisces about FlashKit, FlashForward and Praystation. Although i agree with him, what he really talks about is what i call the 2nd age of Flash. There was a time before Flashkit was one of the biggest bulletinboards around, there was a time before ChattyFig and there was a time before Jacob talked about Flash being bad…

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October 28, 2003 at 1:58 am

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MX Traveler: Out of order for awhile

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Now wasn’t that popup fun? You have to thank this man. And that’s for now the last word I said about probably the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen on the web since years. As you might have noticed, updates have been low on MX Traveler for the past week. It’s all due to the following:

Last Friday, I decided to move some boxes I keep upstairs, and take them downstairs to sort them out and to throw old stuff away. Earlier, I did the laundry and put the clothes on the stairs, so I wouldn’t forget to put them in my closet. The boxes I keep upstairs are these big, packing boxes made out of cardboard you use for moving, and they were quite heavy because they were loaded with old magazines and books. Determined to sort them out, I took _two_ boxes at once, and walked down the stairs. Of course, they were a bit heavy, but I was lazy and didn’t want to walk twice. Now here I am, carrying two big boxes, loaded with magazines and books, walking down the stairs, not being able to see where I put my feet. Picture an old Charlie Chaplin movie… Yes….I slipped on a t-shirt I put down on the stairs. I felt forward and tried to break my fall and landed on my right ankle. *knack* (insert loads of swearing here)

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October 9, 2003 at 5:26 pm

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Flash MX2 Tool: FLVbrowser ( preview )

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flvbrowser_screenshot

The screenshot you see above ( click image for a larger screenshot ) is a new tool i am working on right now, a FLVbrowser that let’s you preview Flash Video Files ( *.FLV files ) without opening Flash. It’s quite handy if you have a lot of FLV files and don’t want to import them, or if you don’t have access to a Flash Communication Server. Right now it’s in a rough state, there is loads to optimize and the user does need the Flash OCX ( Flash Player ) installed. If you are interested in this application, let me know!

I will post the final version here for you to download. It is written in C# and requires the .NET framework.

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October 3, 2003 at 4:17 am

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