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Archive for December 2004

Mobile Flash, in the market for a new phone

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Those of you who have met me in person, may not be surprised but a lot of people are, when i tell them i don’t have a mobile phone. A little over a year ago i did the most unlikely action for someone who is working in the IT sector, i stopped using my cellphone. I just winged it out of the window literally, decided i didn’t have any use for it.

I gave friends my home number and my work number and never really missed my phone. I travelled all over Europe without a glitch or anything. And although friends and family complained that i could never be reached, for some time i really thought i never had to care about data plans, text messaging and operators.

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December 21, 2004 at 9:49 pm

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Macromedia Penguin Game, Highscore and Easter Egg revealed!

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After Christian Cantrell made the announcenment of Macromedia’s Christmas game, i couldn’t resist and played it for awhile. Read on if you want to know how to get a perfect highscore… (!!!SPOILER ALERT!!!)

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December 16, 2004 at 2:03 am

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Macromedia Knowledge Base now live.

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Those of you who where at the MAX Community Pit know that Macromedia worked on a new Knowledge Base, a completely new interface for MM technical documentation such as Technotes and Dev Center articles. It just went live last night.

Quoting John Dowdell:
"Two things I really like are:

(a) existing metadata in technotes is
used behind-the-scenes in a topic taxonomy… enter a broad search term
like "CSS" and the Knowledge Base will suggest drill-down topics while displaying the number of documents
available in each subcategory;
(b) for individual documents, the
pagerank mechanism will be the number of prior searches which stopped
at that document (rather than Google’s default "number of inbound
links" weighting). Both the knowledge tree and the search-satisfaction weighting will improve over time…
this system does a type of learning about how documents relate, and
which documents people find of most value"

Go see it at:

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December 3, 2004 at 12:10 pm

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