Prelude: So this post is sadly overdue. Life has gotten crazy recently. I finished building my new house (mostly), moved in, got settled, and have continued to do all sorts of stuff to it (like installing blinds, a garage door opener, adding a patio, etc). On top of this, work has really picked up as we’re getting ready for G2E. It has been about all I could manage just to keep up with the scene, much less contribute to it. But, hopefully I can change that now that the house stuff has settled down.
Anyway, at the on AIR tour in Seattle, Mike Chambers announced that there would be a Guitar Hero II tournament at the end of the show. He said that Danny Dura was getting pretty good at the game on the AIR bus and if anyone could beat him, they would get a copy of Adobe CS3 Master Collection. Since Guitar Hero II and Halo 3 are used to settle most disputes in my office, I knew I would at least have a chance.
The result can be seen here )
You rock Adobe! Thanks for the awesome on AIR tour and my new shiny CS3 Master Collection!
I live and work in Spokane, Washington, USA. Recently, I’ve been dreaming of having a SFPUG (Spokane Flash Platform User Group); but after trying hard to hire some good Flash developers for my current employer (DigiDeal), I was convinced that all of the good Flash developers in my somewhat-smaller-city were already working with me…
And then, out of nowhere, in steps a company I had previously never even heard of, Seven2 Interactive. They’re a Spokane based outfit that has done some very nice work for some pretty big namers, such as Nintendo, MTV, Cingular, etc. I met up with the two founders today, Tyler & Nick, over sushi. It seems like these guys are as cool as their company’s work is. The inside of Seven2′s office was very stylish–they even had three conference rooms named Rock, Paper, & Scissors–rad. Cool facility, cool view, and even a cool game room. It’s good to see impressive Flash & design work coming from Spokane.
My dream for having a SFPUG has been renewed. Anyone else in the area that’s interested? Drop me a comment…
With a zillion Flash platform blogs already out there, why am I starting another one? Because I believe taking without giving is inherently wrong.
I started Flash development in Flash 4 and instantly fell in love with the platform. I’ve had my rants about it over the years, but for the most part, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. I was especially pleased when the Flash 9 Public Alpha was released. I downloaded it the same day and I literally have not used ActionScript 2.0 since.
The information sharing and open source Flash platform community has helped me tremendously over the years and I decided it’s finally time I start giving back. Aside from working on group effort projects, such as Tweener, I intend to post many experiments, utility classes, and tutorials on this site as well. Like John Grden’s claim, I’m not an OS activist that hates corporate work; but I do love the OS community and intend to play an active role in it. More to come soon…