Runtime Armatures in Flash CS4

I have such terrible luck with Runtime Armatures in Flash CS4. It’s really not funny anymore. Most recently stumbled across the following compilation error (fatal warning?) when working with the “New Flash Component” feature of Flash Builder 4: Warning: 5002: The main timeline’s frame scripts have been ignored because a compiled clip contains a definition for fl.livepreview.LivePreviewParent. To override the fl.livepreview.LivePreviewParent definition, place a custom class file within your classpath. Obviously, Flash is generating code for the Runtime Armature which is conflicting with code for the Flash Component for use in Flash Builder. Ugh… I’m working on some demos for

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The Flash Platform???

WTF? Wasn’t the “Flash Platform” christened back in the Macromedia days? I’ve been calling it that ever since Macromedia released their original declarative whitepaper in October 2005… Realizing that Flash is a better name than Flex for a platform, Adobe is now referring to everything it does related to Flash (including the Flash Player, Adobe AIR, Flex developer tools, and Flash media servers) as the Flash Platform. Picked up via Chuck Freedman.

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Audiophile 2496 x64 Rant

Okay- this is a pure rant with nothing of value to anyone but myself. I’ve been using an M-Audio Delta Audiophile 2496 for years now in 32-bit systems: both Windows XP and Vista.  This is a great card- massive clarity above anything else I’ve ever tried.  I’ve produced a ton of projects off of this card and it is tightly integrated into my studio cabling at this point. Recently, I upgraded my hardware and took advantage of 8GB of RAM.  To actually utilize that amount of RAM, you need a 64-bit OS. The whole point of this rant is that

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What’s Up with Flash Player 10 Final???

It seems a lot has changed from the release candidates to the final version- a lot of things people did not expect.  For instance, last minute surprise changes to the Sound API… and then the previously announced security changes that Adobe has, in fairness, warned us about since Flash Player 9. I’ve stumbled across something that I cannot understand in one of our Java applications.  This is something that worked fine in 10.0.0.525 but is now broken in 10.0.12.36: Simply put- a SWF (any SWF) that has loaded just fine in all previous versions of the Flash Player (including FP10

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Web Host Transfer Complete

Yesterday, I became so absolutely fed-up with the hosting provider I’ve had since 2002, PowWeb, that I decided to pack up and switch over to BlueHost. After a year of lousy customer service and even worse actual hosting services, it was time to call it quits. I still have some client sites with them, and will recommend they transfer as well once their contracts are up. The primary reason for jumping ship was that, over the past few months, the database servers were slower than molasses during an arctic winter. This website is heavy on that end, of course, and

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