Speaking at Flash Platform User Group Wellington (New Zealand)

by kai 05/02/2010

Next Flash Platform (Flex, Flash, AIR) user group meeting in Wellington, New Zealand: Feb 16, 2010. Speakers: Kai Koenig on Skinning and Styling in Flex 4 and Ross Phillips on Stratus.

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Adobe Refresh in Asia Pacific

by kai 01/02/2010

This is just a quick reminder that Adobe is running a series of Refresh events across Asia Pacific in February. Perth and Sydney are apparently booked out resp. very close to being booked out – but there are places left for Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland.

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Why Air New Zealand is the Airline of the Year!

by kai 25/01/2010

Air New Zealand (short Air NZ from here on) – my home turf airline – has recently been named Airline of the Year in the Air Transport World magazine awards. There are plenty of reasons why they absolutely have deserved to win this award. Plenty, really!

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OS X quick look for Flex

by kai 23/01/2010

A few days ago I posted about using qlcolorcode to display syntax highlighted ColdFusion code in Mac OS X’s Finder’s quick look. Now – I had a bit of a look into how to use/extend the same plugin for displaying Action Script and MXML code as well.

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Pilots have to sit here :-)

by kai 24/12/2008

This is going to be one of the last entries for this year, I suppose. It’s a funny one, but also at least somewhat related to Flash and Flex *g* Air New Zealand have recently rebuilt their Frequent Flyer portal using Flex. That’s cool in general, I don’t like the way how particular things have […]

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Flex User Group in Berlin: First meeting

by kai 15/07/2008

I wanted to blog this for quite a while but didn’t get to it: There’s a new Flex User Group in Berlin, Germany. I’d like to mention it here for three reasons – I’ve met Bettina Schulz, who has founded the group, just recently at the webinale conference in Karlsruhe, Germany and encouraged her to […]

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Public Flex 3 class in Wellington, NZ

by kai 21/04/2008

My company (Ventego Creative) is running a Flex 3 training class later in May in Wellington, NZ. You might ask yourself what’s so special about it? Well, it doesn’t happen too often that we’re doing this in New Zealand, so I thought it’s worth being mentioned. We’re offering “Flex 3: Developing Rich Client Applications” which […]

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AIR and FB3 for Linux Updates

by kai 01/04/2008

Adobe has released a new build (alpha3) of Flex Builder for Linux just recently. Also – there’s a public alpha of Adobe AIR for Linux now, awesome.

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Photoshop in your browser

by kai 27/03/2008

Very cool – Photoshop Express is now available in public beta. Check it out, lots of fun and it also comes with 2 GB of storage space and a sharing URL (i.e. xyz.photoshop.com). It’s obviously not as powerful as a full Photoshop installation on your machine, but it does very well for a lot of […]

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Good use of Flash Video: knickerpicker.com

by kai 25/03/2008

Don’t blame me for being sexist please, but KnickerPicker has a very well done showcase of using Flash/FlashVideo for online product recommendation and guided shopping. If you click through to the online dressing room you can actually control/command a video-based model to show off…well…yeah…lingerie – sorry. It’s just about the technology though, really! Why I […]

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