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I’m one of the “Women of RIA”!

Jan 12, 2010 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Announcements, Industry News

Big thanks to Amy Blankenship at InsideRIA for including me on their list. I’m in good company.


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  • FMS shared objects? There’s an app for that!

    Oct 6, 2009 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Announcements, Flash Media Server, FMS Showcase

    Stefan Richter, of flashcomguru.com fame, has made history by porting his Flash Media Server-based Fridge Magnet game to the iPhone. This was featured in yesterday’s keynote at MAX, but unfortunately too many people were on the wi-fi, so they weren’t able to show it on stage. But apparently it was immediately downloaded and played by numerous people (who proceeded, of course, to spell out naughty words!)

    This is a groundbreaking moment — shared objects working on the iPhone. Who’d have predicted that?! So a big congrats to Stefan for being the first FMS-to-iPhone developer. Now go support him by downloading the app and giving it a go!

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  • First MAX announcement: FP 10.1 features

    Oct 4, 2009 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Announcements, Industry News

    The new Flash Player 10.1 features will include some iPhone-like features such as accelerometer support, multi-touch, gestures and screen orientation, but no announcement yet about iPhone support — only support for just about every other smartphone (including Palm OS — hurrah!)


    More tomorrow after the keynote.
    (No, I’m not there unfortunately, but watching the broadcast. So I’ll try to interpret the announcements as they relate to Flash video since I can’t scoop!)

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  • GPU-Accelerated Flash Player to speed up video

    Sep 29, 2009 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Announcements

    To be officially announced Oct 5, an upcoming version of Flash Player will support “ultra smooth” HD playback using GPU acceleration with almost every Nvidia GPU supported, even on smartphones.


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  • Adobe CS4 discounts

    Aug 20, 2009 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Announcements

    It’s sale time at Adobe, apparently! Found a couple of good deals, depending on your situation… thought I’d pass them along.

    10% off any CS4 purchase, suite or individual product, full or upgrades: Enter code 10offAdobe at checkout to receive the discount!

    Students: Adobe Back to School Source: studenteditions.adobe.com
    Heading back to school? Then check out the Adobe Back to School Gallery for inspiration and low student pricing, including savings of up to 80% on Adobe Creative Suite 4.

    Streaming Media West discount

    Aug 18, 2009 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Announcements

    I’m presenting a half-day pre-conference workshop at this year’s Streaming Media West conference in San Jose, on Nov. 16, 2009: Developing a Rich Video Player for the Adobe Flash Platform. I presented this workshop a few months ago at Streaming Media East — the first time I had given more than a one-hour session — to a nice full room. Based on the feedback from that session, I’m fleshing out the workshop with more hands-on exercises and real-world examples.

    Sign up now and get a $200 discount using this link: http://tinyurl.com/ldetsc

    And remember, Streaming Media West also has an exhibit hall that is open pre-registered attendees for free! You can register for this free pass at the same URL above.

    Hope to see you there!

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  • Blog moved!

    Jul 3, 2009 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Announcements

    Time to trim a bit of fat, so I have moved my blog to a new, more affordable host. When you see this post, it means the transfer is complete! If you see any weird stuff with the blog, missing links, etc. please let me know with a comment so I can get it fixed before the old host is bye-bye. Thanks!

    UPDATE: Oh, and it seems that I have lost all of the registered users. So you’ll need to sign up again so I have your info. Thx!

    Tweet, tweet!

    Apr 9, 2009 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Announcements, Resources

    I resisted valiantly, but I’ve finally given in. The FMS engineering team signing up was the last straw.

    I’m now on Twitter.


    I’ll be tweeting on miscellaneous Flash news, tips, tricks, etc. as well as day-to-day updates. But I won’t be telling you what I had for breakfast, I promise.

    Anarchy at Flash on the Beach

    Mar 16, 2009 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Announcements

    FOTB is going punk, as you can see from this year’s banners (just there, down and to your right)… so get ready! This year is going to be as jam-packed as ever with great speakers, inspiring content, and, of course plenty of beer and chips.

    Soooper-dooper early bird tickets go on sale May 18, and be sure to sign up for the newsletter for reminders and updates:

    It’s a bit earlier this year, Sept. 20-23rd, so the weather in Brighton should be great. Since I missed it last year, I’m really looking forward to it. It’s one of the few conferences I’ll be speaking at this year, since I now have a little one in tow. 🙂 Hope to see you there!

    Attention Women: FitC wants you!

    Mar 13, 2009 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Announcements

    In their ongoing effort to encourage more women to get involved in the Flash community (an initiative near and dear to my heart) the organizers of Flash in the Can are sponsoring a contest to send 100 women to FitC Toronto.

    FITC Toronto 2009 (website)
    The Design & Technology Festival
    April 25-28, 2009 // Hilton Toronto. Canada

    So, if you are one of those talented, underrepresented women, tell them so in a video post or Flash animation WHY you want to go to FitC Toronto!

    To Enter, just complete the form and send them the link to your video. The first 100 entries they get will receive a free festival ticket to FITC Toronto 2009! It’s that easy!

    Don’t miss out; FitC Toronto is a world-class event. I’m regrettably missing it this year, but you, GO! REPRESENT!

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