Archive for November, 2003

MAXBlogger Test

This post is to test’s filtering ability. I will explain further in my next post (assuming this works).

Macromedia Releases More than Just an Update

Yes, Macromedia has just released a update for Macromedia Flash MX 2004 and Flash MX 2004 Professional, but they have also released much more than that. From the Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Updater FAQ:

What is in the Flash MX 2004 update?
There are three key areas of improvement to the product in this update:

  • Fixes for the most important bugs identified in the Flash MX 2004 release. Read the details in the release notes.
  • Improved and extended guidance both in the in-product Help documentation and through the Flash Developer Center.
  • Many product extras such as updated components to work with Flash MX 2004 and Flash Player 7, including Flash MX components, Remoting components, Flash Communication Server components, and DevNet Resource Kit (DRK) components.

For a more thorough list of what Macromedia is making available today, see New Resources Available for Flash MX 2004 Developers.

Dreamweaver Docs Go Live

I just found out that Macromedia has posted the Dreamweaver API Reference and the Extending Dreamweaver documentation on LiveDocs. If you use Dreamweaver, you will want to bookmark the link below:

Is Sensationalism Dead?

Was that a catchy enough title to get you to read this, or are you tired of being baited by headlines about the death, demise and killing of things that really don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon? For instance, can you sense some subtle pattern in the headlines below?

I’m so tired of seeing headlines like these that I have completely stopped reading any article whose title predicts the end or death of anything. In fact, if the end of the world were coming and it was front page news, I probably wouldn’t even know it (so please shoot me an email). In my opinion, using this type of sensationalistic journalism is like starting a poem “Roses are red, violets are blue,” or a novelist earnestly penning “It was a dark and stormy night…” I proclaim the death of sensational headlines in favor of an era of relevance and creativity! Are you with me?

Dimensional Warp Generator REALLY Needed

How many of you have gotten spam about a lost time traveler needing a Dimensional Warp Generator? Or asking for your help if you happen to be either a time traveler or an alien disguised as a human? Here’s an excerpt from one I got over the summer:

“While it might be hard to find parts in this time to build anything decent, I need easy to follow schematics from the future to build a time machine which is safe and accurate that will not disrupt the time space continuum with both forward and backward capability accounting for temporal location settings (X, Y, Z, n), which can be built out of (readily available) parts here in 2003.”

I have another one that starts:

“If you are a time traveler or alien disguised as human and or have the technology to travel physically through time I need your help!”

Well, what I thought was a very bizarre joke has turned out to be real, at least in the mind of Robby Todino. According to this article on, Robby really believes he needs to go back in time to repair his childhood (who doesn’t?). Apparently people have been playing along, too, setting up fake online stores and eBay auctions.

So if anyone out there really has a AMD Dimensional Warp Generator module containing the GRC79 induction motor, a 3 52 4350A watch unit, or a Acme 5X24 series time transducing capacitor with built-in temporal displacement, Robby really will pay you top dollar.