November 26, 2003

new work by juxt

really nice new site by todd purgason and the gang:

killer transitions and audio work.

Posted by moock at 11:54 AM

November 12, 2003

interesting job opening at yahoo

just got wind of a full-time position yahoo is trying to fill. details below. the job is in sunnyvale, california. send your info to:

noelle tardieu

job description:
"The Yahoo! Front Page Events engineering team is looking for a highly motivated, detail oriented self-starter to assist a cross-functional team in the technical implementation of high profile advertising campaigns, as well as the development of infrastructure applications for the production process. You must be as comfortable writing code as you are on client calls. You should have great project management skills and be able to manage expectations of multiple stakeholders across diverse groups within the company. You should be adept at developing technical documents, functional specifications and requirements. Expert knowledge of JavaScript, cross-browser DHTML, and rich media technologies (specifically Macromedia Flash actionscript) required. Experience with UNIX, Apache, PHP, MySQL is also crucial. Excellent teamwork, communication, and problem solving skills a must. This position does require on-call availability for event launches. 3-5 years of related work experience, and a BA/BS or equivalent required, computer science degree preferred."

Posted by moock at 03:43 PM

November 10, 2003

flash mx 2004 updater now available

macromedia has released a patch (7.0.1) for flash mx 2004 and flash mx 2004 professional (the first patch to the windows version of the authoring tool in the history of flash). it's a bug-fix patch that addresses stability and performance issues, but introduces no new features.

get the patch here:

read the long list of what's fixed here, including 34 crash fixes!:

Posted by moock at 11:53 PM

actionscript workshop in stuttgart, germany

at the upcoming shockwards in germany, i'll be doing a 5-hour, hands-on training session. the workshop will show how to build a chat application based on Unity. it teaches how to structure an actionscript 2.0 OOP application, how to use the flash mx 2004 v2 components, and how to build multiuser applications. every participant will be sitting in front of a computer, actually using flash mx 2004 professional.

attendees should have a prior knowledge of OOP.

a 50% discount on Unity purchases will be offered to all attendees.

workshop cost: 280 euro
location: stuttgart, germany
date: sat, november 22, 2003
registration and information:

workshop notes and example files:

Posted by moock at 07:05 PM

November 07, 2003

spam killed moockblog comments

sadly, this blog has become a target of heavy spamming. after reading quite a bit about antispam options for movable type (the software this blog runs on), i've decided simply to disable comments on all future blog entries. it's unfortunate, but i'm just too annoyed to put up with the bullshit of installing partially working scripts and hacks that try to prevent BUY VIAGRA from appearing in this blog. six apart (makers of movable type) claim to be working on integrating antispam features into the movable type core. i'll keep an eye on that, and upgrade if and when the antispam features look like they're working.

anyway, congratulations spammers, you have killed this community! ah, human culture makes such an interesting study...

if you're curious about blog spam, visit this new antispam info blog.

Posted by moock at 11:10 AM | Comments (7)

November 01, 2003

speaking at shockwards, in germany

i'm doing a lecture and workshop at germany's shockwards flash conference. the lecture covers ActionScript 2.0 OOP and the Model-View-Controller design pattern. the workshop is a hands-on lab in which attendees will build a flash chat based on Unity.

lecture - friday, nov 21, 2003
workshop - saturday, nov 22, 2003

shockwards website

i'll also be announcing my next book at the event, while o'reilly simultaneously announces it at macromedia's MAX conference. we'll hopefully have book samplers for attendees to take if you're at MAX, find an o'reilly rep and grab a copy!

Posted by moock at 01:51 PM