So, on Friday I just wrapped up our latest project at vStream Digital Media, a Kinect powered flipbook that lets users flip through the hand written notebooks of Philip Lynott of Thin Lizzy. The app uses OpenNI, runs in Adobe AIR and is currently on display at a pretty bitchin’ Phil Lynott exhibition running in […]

I am rather pleased and excited to say that I have just completed my first AIR for Android game. Now, I will be the first to admit, it may not be the most exciting game in the world, but it is exactly the type of game I would enjoy (and have enjoyed) playing on the […]

For those unfamiliar with the AIR Website Generation Tool with the god awful name of Site GeneratAIR (still no good suggestions), check out this old post. Whether familiar with it or not, it has now been updated to version 2.2. New in the latest release: Fixed a minor bug that made the dragged/dropped icons gargantuan […]

Well, my wife’s first installation gallery exhibit came to an official close today. She had a great, albeit stressful, time and the response from the general gallery going public were fantastic. I can now officially say that I’m married to an artist. Can’t wait for the next exhibit.     In other news, just updated […]

Well, since all my friends did it, I finally jumped off the bridge and started using Twitter. Still not entirely sure what the real point is. Seems it has some good intentions – 0-day news, updates, notifications, etc. But mainly it seems a way of finding out when complete strangers are stuck in traffic, taking […]

Many moons ago I posted an AIR tool that would allow a user to drag a .swf file into a target area and have it spit out all the javascript, html, etc into a designated output directory. I’m not sure if anyone other than I ever used the thing, but I actually use it constantly […]

So much going on all at once as this year draws to a close… The Essential Guide to Flash CS4 AIR Development is now in stock at Amazon! I worked as Technical Reviewer on this thing and can say in all honesty, this is a very good book from Marco Casario, et al. For those […]

For those of you who regularly use swfobject, expressInstall, and swffit (formerly “fitflash”) for your Flash websites/applications, I just developed a couple tools that will make you love me. The first is just a simple html template that can be used with Flash. Download the template here and extract the html file to your HTML directory (on […]

This is something I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time. Many moons ago, I created a simple GUI for asdoc.exe (the tool that creates nice looking HTML documentation from actionscript class files for those wondering – though I can’t imagine anyone reading this and not knowing) using SWFKit. Well, it was about the same […]

Wow – what a busy day for Adobe. AIR 1.0 and Flex 3.0 final versions finally released today. Rather an odd thing as it seems I’ve been doing AIR projects for ages. One wonderful thing I noticed right away: after installing the Adobe AIR runtime file (short for Adobe Adobe Integrated Runtime runtime – redundancy aplenty in that […]

Inspired by a forum post over at CreativeIreland, I thought I’d sit down and create a simple AIR application that could read the metadata contained in image files. Unfortunately, reading image metadata turned out to be not as simple as I had hoped. Thankfully, my friend Google turned me on to the wonderful and lightweight […]

Well, it was just brought to my attention that the youtube video downloader feature of my AIR .flv player, fPlayer, was broken. Doing a 2 minute Google search made it clear that Youtube had, once again, changed the obfuscation algorithm that hides their actual video files. Doing another Google search (about a half hour this time) showed […]