Absinthe Infographic [built in flash professional]

It’s almost Hallowe’en in the United States. Invariably, a bunch of people will try absinthe for the first time at parties given its reputation as a “spooky” drink. This will probably involve either consuming absinthe as a “shot” or lighting it on fire, or both… THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO DRINK ABSINTHE! To help prepare newcomers to proper preparation and provide some solid facts around this misunderstood spirit, I’ve used the opportunity given to me by Adobe to instruct upon Flash Professional CC to also promote responsible absinthe imbibing as well. Here is a static version of the infographic

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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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