come try out moock.org's new avatar-based chat. we're beta testing it now, and hoping to launch it for sale next week (for $49.99).
jared tarbell just showed me isketch.net...an online version of pictionary. you draw and others try to guess what you've drawn. very cool and addictive!
O'Reilly publishes a "Hacks" series, including titles such as "Google Hacks" and "eBay Hacks." They're now soliciting submissions for a "Flash Hacks" book (not written by me). You can submit hack ideas directly to the book's editor (Bruce Epstein at firstname.lastname@example.org) or submit them on O'Reilly's site at http://hacks.oreilly.com using the "Got a Hack?" link on the left side of that web page. Hacks can be interesting, non-obvious solutions to common problems, or just non-obvious uses of Flash or ActionScript. For example, using JSFL to export a .swf from the command line is a good hack.
For other hack samples, including design-oriented hacks, see this Word file (~3mb):
i'll also leave the comments open on this entry for a while so folks can submit their ideas here directly if desired.
marcos weskamp recently posted social circles, a visualizer for mailing list activity. social circles depicts the frequency of posts by individual posters, and also the number of replies to those posts, which together give a basic sense of "who's who" on a mailing list. very nice conceptual work, well executed.
Unity runs the chat and most other multiuser aspects of the site, while FlashCom provides the audio/video conferencing. Nice work Thijs!
i've just posted a new version of the moockfpi flash detection system. with this version, you can require your visitors to have flash player 7, 8, or 9 (obviously 8 and 9 have not been released, but i figured i'd make it ready for those hypothetical versions).
* note that if you only want to require your visitors to have flash player 6, you can continue to use version 1.3.5 of the moock fpi. you only need the new version (1.3.6) if you want to require your visitors to have flash player 7 (or higher ;).