Posts Tagged ‘flash’

Expression 2 is out

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

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Microsoft released the Expression 2.0  suite of products today.  I’ve been using expression since last year and religiously updating whenever a new beta or preview version of any of the applications as they were released.  At first I wasn’t a big fan of the tools, therapist but over time I’ve really come to enjoy them and they have become my default tools to use for web and Silverlight development.  Combined with Visual Studio 2008 it all becomes a powerful environment.   Now that I’m learning how to develop and design in WPF I’m using Blend all the time to put together my UI objects.

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My first Chumby widget

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

I recently got a Chumby and have been playing around with writing some widgets that I wanted. The first one is this Seattle Traffic Cam widget:


I built it using OpenLaszlo instead of Adobe Flash tools since I don’t own a remotely recent version of the Flash software and I wasn’t going to spend $700 on getting it. So I did a little research and found an OpenSource option. It’s a little wonky but it did the trick.

Now I just need to find a way to get the Silverlight player to work on the Chumby. I wonder if anyone is working on a Linux Arm build of the player?