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Moving on…

The folks that started this blog have all moved on to new roles. We’re all still at Adobe, but each of us is focused on new things. We thought it would be a good idea to give an official sayonara and steer you over to John Nack’s blog. He’s writing everything we dreamt about writing…

Ultramarathon Man via Flash Media Server

I’m no Flash Media Server expert, but I love it when Adobe technology solves problems and creates unique experiences. It’s like my dishwasher: I don’t know EXACTLY how it works, but it gets the job done.

In this case, it’s Flash Media Encoder and Flash Media Server allowing my to watch multiple live video feeds of Dean Karnazes attempting to break the world record for miles run on a treadmill in 24 hours! How fitting that he’s making this world record attempt on the summer solstice. Did I mention that he’s doing this two stories above Times Square in New York City?

I’ve met Dean, and last fall I had the chance to run four marathons with him in his quest to run 50 marathons in all 50 US states in 50 consecutive days. What a great guy and what a fantastic experience. If anybody can break the record it’s Dean. I wish I could be there to run with Dean in NYC today, but at least I can enjoy a bit of the event remotely. Go, Dean! (and thanks to FMS for the video streams)

Breeze Tip #1 – Hide Your Ugly Face

It could be that you don’t have your web-cam on hand, or maybe last night was just rough enough that this morning you don’t want to broadcast your face to the world. Whatever the reason, there are times when you want to use Voice over IP (VOIP) in your Breeze meeting, but not the camera portion of the Camera and Voice pod. At the same time, you’d rather have a photo of yourself in the room to give the place a more personable feel instead of the generic icon shown in the AV pod when video is not being used.

Here’s a trick that’ll get you what you want…

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Adobe & Macromedia, Day 1

Day 1 has arrived and we are all very excited. Many people have visited both the Adobe and Macromedia web sites today, eager for information about what is happening with their favorite products. Upon arriving at either site, visitors will have noticed a few changes. If you are interested in the thought process behind the changes to the two web sites, please visit David Hatch’s blog where he describes the design goals for Day 1 and outlines the plans for the future of the sites. It’s a great read!