FlashintheCan 2004 here I come

This Friday I will be heading to Toronto for FlashintheCan 2004. This will be the first time I attend the conference and am really looking forward to it. The cast of speakers is excellent. I will be speaking on the subject of developing components in Flash MX 2004 using the V2 architecture and will be hosting an ask the pro session about the subject.

The event will have wireless internet access everywhere, so I should be blogging some of the session/the even while there.

Looking forward to meeting up with everyone!

Sam Neff a Dad!

SamÂ’s been away the past couple of days for a good reason. He is now the proud father of Benjamin Ryan Neff, the latest addition to the Neff family. Benjamin was born March 11, 2004 at 1:44 am and weighing 8 lbs, 12 oz and 20.75 inches long. If you donÂ’t see Sam around much in cyberspace, heÂ’s probably busy changing diapers:)

Congratulations Sam!

FlashTray Tools Released

I originally wrote this simple application because a friend wanted a convenient way to delete ASO files and I was looking to learn how a system tray icon application can be built with .Net. After getting the initial version, I added a few more options and have been personally using it ever since.

Currently it can:

  • Delete ASO file
  • Open personal configuration folder
  • Open personal classes folder
  • Open PrimalScript if installed
  • Open Flash MX 2004
  • Search Flashcoders
  • Search Flashcoders Wiki
  • Search Google
  • Search macromedia

To install, copy the exe file to your startup folder. That way it will always run on startup. If you find any bugs or have feature requests feel free to let me know. I’m not sure how much more I will develop this small tools at this point, or if people will even find this useful, but I do have some ideas that I would like to add if I have the time.

(Current Version .2)
Download: here
Requires: .Net 1.1 runtime

Flash Component EULA Updated

We’ve been expecting this for some time. Macromedia has released an updated EULA for the Components provides with Flash MX 2004. Read more about it here and here. The new EULA addresses many of the issues with the previous one but still leaves some issues unresolved. I miss the days when there was no EULA on the components and framework :)

Update: Check out this post too by Grant which includes some analysis on the update EULA here.