Big day for Adobe releases; Lightroom, SWF Investigator, Adobe Gaming, and SHADOW

So Adobe has gone kinda nuts over the past 24 hours. Here’s all the new goodies: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 software provides a comprehensive set of digital photography tools, from powerfully simple one-click adjustments to cutting-edge advanced controls. Create images that inspire, inform, and delight. http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom.html Adobe SWF Investigator Adobe® SWF Investigator is the only comprehensive, cross-platform, GUI-based set of tools, which enables quality engineers, developers and security researchers to quickly analyze SWF files to improve the quality and security of their applications. With SWF Investigator, you can perform both static and dynamic analysis of SWF

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Adobe Design Achievement Awards: Finalists

I strongly suggest that if you are interested in digital artistry (including; installations, app development, browser-based design, mobile, animation, game design, print, et cetera) you head over and check out the Adobe Design Achievement Awards finalists for 2011. You can read about each finalist, view team members, see samples of the work, and even comment or share via social media. Really amazing work from people all over the globe can be seen over at http://www.adaagallery.com/. Plus, if you want to attend the awards ceremony in Taipei, there is an open invitation this year!

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Flash Development for Android Cookbook – eBook giveaway!

I’ll be at Adobe’s San Jose headquarters this week for the Adobe Education Leader Institute – and thought this will be a great time to run a little contest in promotion of my book! I’ll be giving away a couple copies of the eBook version through Packt. The eBook version is great; I’ve been using this myself, as I go about my mobile work for quick reference and it’s been delightfully helpful. Very easy to do a quick text search or pull up the table on contents and so forth. All you have to do to win a copy is

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Capturing a Domain

After 4 long years, I am once again the owner of JOSEPHLABRECQUE.COM. Let’s rewind to about 5 years ago. I’d been running my weblog for a while at http://josephlabrecque.com/ and things were going well. I was getting good traffic and this actually contributed to my nomination for the Adobe Education Leader program. In 2008, I had a humbling experience. It was such a humbling experience that the very thought of having a domain name that matched my own was disgusting. I deleted my weblog – deleted the database, even. Then I went in and unregistered the domain. Canceled. Deleted. Gone.

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“Flash Rules”? <= Yeah, it's pretty nice to work with :)

I’m duplicating my comments from the post “Flash Rules” over at QuirkeyBlog here, as I think they are a pretty good summary of my thoughts on Flash and “HTML5” at the present time. Aaron makes some great points, and is really fair with his assessment of the current situation. most of the comments are pretty balanced too, aside from the usual injection of zealotry. I strongly encourage anyone who feels strongly about these issues to go and comment over at his blog in support of his honest attempt at cross-platform dialog. Great perspective article. Really enjoy reading a level-headed assessment

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Simplified WordPress Theme for 2011

I’ve been wanting to take control of my blog theme for some time in order to both simplify how everything was being displayed, and to obtain a greater degree of flexibility over time. There are a lot of great themes out there for WordPress, and I’ve been fairly happy with many of those I’ve tried – but they still were not exactly what I wanted. I decided to come up up with something of my own by creating a child theme of the default WordPress “TwentyTen”. Seeing as how I don’t need many features on here, and that “TwentyTen” is

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Adobe MAX 2010 Wrap-Up Part 2: MAX!

This is a continuation of my previous post covering the MAX pre-conference events. Monday: “Is that a grouse?” – Kevin Lynch This was the first actual day of the general conference, though it felt to me as if I’d been there for a week, already. This was the one day that I didn’t have any sessions to present and so was able to go most of the day without lugging my laptop around wherever I went. i generally was able to sit in on most of the sessions I had selected, but it was very difficult switching from a MAX

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