AS2MineSweeper Source on DRK6
February 22, 2004

The latest DRK6 (now dubbed DevNet Resource Kit) was released by Macromedia last week. It includes 4 Flash resources, from Flashers including Peter Hall and Josh Dura.

My contribution was fully commented source code for MineSweeper as well as an article on how the code works, with a slant on my implementation of the Model-View-Controller design pattern. For those of you who've asked if I could share the source, you'll have to head over to MM's site and sign for a DevNet Subscription, and then it's all yours. If you sign up for DevNet Essentials ($299US), you'll get DRK6, and 3 more DRKs. That's a pretty good deal considering that the DRKs by themselves used to be $99US (if I remember correctly).

Props to my man Josh Dura for recommending me to the DevNet team :)

Posted by philter at 02:19 PM | Comments Disabled
Thanks to Mike Chambers and the Central Team
February 16, 2004

Like several others recently, I received some cool free Macromedia Central stuff (usb key, t-shirt, posters, etc) in the mail. However, I had 2 tubes delivered to me containing the same stuff. Obviously an accident...not that I'm complaining. I kept one tube and took the other to work to divvy up amongst my fellow Flashers. I thought there would be more of a fight over the usb key, but the posters were equally popular. Seems that an attractive, easy to view Central API sounded like something valuable.

Anyway, thanks for putting me on the list Mike :)

I wonder how useful a poster containing a listing of the V2 component API would be? I don't know how many times I've looked through that pdf, and most of the time, it's pretty obvious what a method or property does just by looking at it, so a poster to hand on my wall might be a quicker way of doing that. Of course, the poster might have to be wall size, or the text 6 pt :)

Anyone know how we can sway MM to do this? Mike?

Posted by philter at 08:56 PM | Comments Disabled
PhilterBlog gets a facelift
February 16, 2004

I was a little tired of the old look, so I took a little time to throw together a new look. Being a Flash developer, not a CSS guy, I realize that the styles for this layout are a little sloppy, and I'm sure it won't validate :) Oh well, better close down Dreamweaver and get back to Flash where I actually feel like I know what I'm doing ;)

Posted by philter at 01:29 AM | Comments Disabled