Archive for December, 2004

See you in February

Macromedia has a really great sabbatical program. For every four years you work here, you get a 6 week, paid sabbatical. Well, I have been at Macromedia for about 4 1/ 2 years now which means I am finally eligible for my sabbatical.

So, today is my last day in the office until February 14, 2005 (in additional to the sabbatical I am taking a week off next week, and we get a week off for Christmas). What does this mean? Well, my weblog probably wont be updated much if any, and I probably wont be checking my Macromedia email that often (if any). I will still be on IM, so if you want to chat, feel free to ping me.

So what am I going to be doing over my sabbatical? Well, we are trying to buy a house, so I can’t take any big trips, but I will be hanging out with my daughter, playing video games (mostly Halo 2), reading, programing, exercising (finally), and just generally relaxing.

Anyways, it has been a great first four years, and I want to thank everyone in the Flash community for all of the dedication and passion they have put into the community. You have made Flash a success, and made my job a lot of fun. Try to rest up over the holidays, because 2005 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in Macromedia and Flash’s history. See you in February.

Halo 2 Application Contest Winners

Here are the winners for the Halo 2 Application contest.

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Happy Holidays from Macromedia

http://www.macromedia.com/macromedia/holiday2004/

New Version of Macromedia News Extension

I have just posted a new version of the Macromedia News Extension for FireFox and ThunderBird. The latest version is version 0.9.6 and includes a number of changes, including:

  • Added Support for Thunderbird
  • Added ability to have clicked items translated into a specific language.
  • Fixed a number of bugs that would occur when data could not be loaded

However, I think that the coolest new feature is that the extension has been localized into 5 new languages! Here are the supported languages and the people who did the localization.

There are already additional languages being worked on, and they will be added in the next release.

You can find complete information, as well as download and install the new version from here.

Updated Macromedia News FireFox Extension Soon

Just quick fyi : I should have an updated version of my Macromedia News FireFox extension available sometime on Monday. The new version will add full support for Thunderbird 1.0, as well as fix a few minor bugs.

Macromedia News FireFox Extension Preferences

As I posted the other day, I have built an extension for FireFox that makes it easy to keep up with the latest news and information from Macromedia. Judging by the number of downloads, as well as emails I have received, it seems to be pretty popular.

I have also received a couple of emails asking for features / changes that are already possible by tweaking the preferences. So, I figured I would make a post to describes in detail what each preference does, as well as describe some undocumented settings.

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Halo 2 Application Contest Entries

Here are all of the entries for the Halo 2 application contest.

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Macromedia News FireFox Extension

I have put together a simple extension for FireFox which makes it easy to keep up with the latest Macromedia news, information and weblog posts. It places a small icon on the FireFox task bar that, when clicked displays all of the latest information. The extension will periodically check for new data, and blink when it finds new information.

Here are a couple of screenshots:

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Halo Application Contest Closed

The Flash / ColdFusion Halo Application contest is now closed. Ill post the entries shortly, and will post the winners in the next couple of days.