Working on a client project I decided to port one of my FLAs to a class (for reusability). Simple enough. My main goal was to not have to do any major recoding since I’m thinking “future class” in the 1st place. Well, part of the project involves FLVs (playback, progress, etc) running off FMS2.
So, needless to say I thought I’d be real tidy using Delegate for my NetStream event handlers. Everything’s cool except for onMetaData. The red-headed stepchild isn’t welcome in the class room. Since it’s FMS I know I can get the same info from the server (easily) but where’s the fun in that? I will find a way!!!
UPDATE – forgot to Delegate my intervals (thanks to Erik Bianchi for that one!)
Nike and Apple join forces to bring us Nike+. The brainstorm is a hardware/software solution that connects your Nikes to your iPod nano and lets you both record and sync your workout data to a Flash app on the Nike+ website as well as your computer.
You’ve got a small sensor in your Nike+ shoe and an even smaller reciever that plugs into the dock connector of your Nano giving you instant tracking of your distance, speed, calories. And that’s just some of the features (Hint: think XBOX Live). See for yourself @ the Nike+ site. Way Cool!!
Google is soon to release “click-to-play” video ads on its content network. These new ads will join their existing lineup of text, Flash and image based ads. The initial rollout will be the US, Canada and Japan with other regions soon to follow.
These ads will follow the same guidelines as the other formats so there’s really nothing new to advertisers on the business end. CPC or CPM, geo-targeting, etc… the choices remain the same. Google even goes as far as touting that this new format will be of benefit not only to the “big” brands but to smaller shops as well. We’ll see though…
Makes me feel like I’m still in combat (..not funny). This past Friday my blog went down again due to heavy traffic from my tutorials. I’m glad but @ the same time I’ve got to get it figured out.
In the first 10 days of the month the site was doing over 1GB/day. So, I squeezed the FLVs down knocking about 400MB off of 20 files and ramped up the bandwidth. Hopefully that will do the trick and I can make it through the rest of the month…
After spending about a week on the forums @ gotoAndLearn() I found a way to be helpful to others while helping myself @ the same time. By sharing what I’ve learned and am learning through video tutorials I can give back to a community that embraced me while keeping my mind sharp in preparation for the certification exams. I’ve already made two thus far. One on using Event Listeners and another on using Shared Objects in Flash. And, I’ve got one on the way about creating a guestbook in Flash.
This experience is also helping me with my online/public speaking. Who knew one small deed could have such a profound effect?