Recap of the Adobe Education Leader Institute 2014

Not long ago, I made my way back out to San Jose, California to attend what I believe would be my 6th annual Adobe Education Leader Institute. They have held the institute for years before that but no one involved in higher education was at that time a part of the program – at least not formally. This is an event I look forward to every year. Not just because I get to visit Adobe HQ and learn a bunch of cool stuff from Adobe executives, product managers, the Adobe education team, and other AELs… but also because I get

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Edge Animate: Absinthe Quiz!

I recently gave a short set of talks for the Adobe Apps for Education: Live! series which aims to demonstrate uses of Adobe products for educational purposes in short, 30 minute project examples. These are divided into two talks; a morning talk for beginners, and an evening talk for advanced concepts. There are links to the full recordings, completed projects, source code, and other resources over at the Adobe Education Exchange. Here is the completed animation project: Create Animated Content with Edge Animate Here is the functional advanced quiz project – test your knowledge of absinthe basics: Create a Dynamic Quiz with

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Absinthe Antiques: A collection from la Belle Époque

Absinthe Antiques: A collection from la Belle Époque features pieces utilized in the preparation and serving of the famed spirit absinthe. These lovely antiques from the mid 1800s through the early 20th century evoke a time of beauty, art, new technologies and changing culture; the era known as France’s la Belle Époque. Spoons, glasses, carafes, pitchers, saucers, art …Lovers of absinthe, and antiques in general, will enjoy the beauty of these elegant survivors of time. When I first laid my hands up on S. B. MacDonald’s Absinthe Antiques: A collection from la Belle Époque… I expected nice photographs… I expected

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Wormwood Society Opposes Exclusive Use of the Name “Absinthe”

The Wormwood Society has released a well-worded statement on the situation involving the Swiss IGP for exclusive use of the word “Absinthe”. The full text is represented below – but you are also encouraged to view the original at The Wormwood Society website and spread awareness around this important issue. This would require all European Union and Swiss absinthe producers outside of Val-de-Travers to discontinue use of the term, potentially causing severe economic harm to an industry still struggling to recover from over a century of propaganda and misunderstanding. The Wormwood Society hereby states its opposition to a the establishment

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Where to buy Absinthe in the United States

Before getting into the topic at hand, just a quick mention that I’ll probably be posting more and more in regard to this recent passion of mine (absinthe). I’ve been exploring the world of absinthe for over two years now – and I learn more and more all the time. It’s a passion and as with all passions… it demands that one share it among others. A lot of people in the United States seem to hold two misconceptions about absinthe (if they have any conception of it at all). Either: Absinthe is illegal in the United States. The absinthe

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Edge Code, PhoneGap Build, and lots of Absinthe!

Presented at the Adobe MAX Community Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA on May 8th, 2013. We’ll be having at look at the Absinthe Dilution Faerie mobile app and how it was created with Adobe Creative Cloud tooling and services. You might even learn a thing of two about Absinthe… Slides: Recording: Presented at Adobe MAX 2013: Community Central Show and Tell Theater [Apologies for the audio quality and image distortion. Recorded locally with built-in mic.]

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