Author Archives: Jake Freeberg

Flashbelt is right around the corner

The biggest, best Adobe Flash Conference to ever be held in the Twin Cities is happening the second week in June (8th-11th) at the Metrodome Holiday Inn. Flashbelt’s line up of speakers, topics, and workshops is as good as any other conference you might consider flying out of town to attend. I had to go […]

Flash Player 10 hit labs

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/ Check out some of what Adobe’s got planned for the next Flash Player release. Will we be able to compete with “Microsoft Sparkle” (aka Silverlight) ? For those that like Video

An Engadget post discussing the future of Adobe Flash

I found this to be a very interesting read: http://www.engadget.com/2007/07/31/switched-on-apples-brash-flash-clash-rehash/ I find my mac loyalty waning as they become a bigger player in the world of consumer electronics. Has anyone noticed that Best Buy is now an Apple Authorized Reseller? I’m sure that has something to do with CompUSA closing half it’s stores, but I […]

To all the Flashbelt Procrastinators

Today’s the last day to register online for the Flashbelt conference that’s going on at the U’s McNamera Center next week. If you still can’t decide if you want to go, there might be a few passes available for walk up pricing, but that’s $100 more. This is going to be the best flash conference […]

New FlashMN Leadership starting with a CS3 Demo

There’s been a change in leadership at Minnesota’s Flash User Group. Nate Pacyga had been leading the group for a while and decided to step down as manager. He put out a message to the group in the hopes that he’d find someone to take the reigns. Luckily, two people were interested in managing the […]

Nobody Posted about CS3 yet?

Adobe officially Announced CS3 today, but I assume some of us have already had our peek at the new features they were rolling out in new versions of Flash, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc. (Sorry Freehand and ImageReady Fans.) If you managed to miss this somehow: http://www.adobe.com/creativelicense/ Go ahead and Preorder today, but I don’t […]

Last weekend to get early bird Flashbelt Tickets

Musician, Conference Organizer and all around good guy Dave Schroeder has extended the early bird registration deadline for Flashbelt to Monday 3/19/07 at midnight. This is a quality homegrown Flash Designer/Developer’s Conference and I’d encourage anyone who interested to sign up ASAP. I went last year and learned a lot, made some great contacts and […]

I need some web hosting advice…

So I’m a Flash Guy, but here’s my current dilemma. Currently I have no site of of my own. I used to host JakeFreeberg.com off a machine at home, but that’s just a bad solution. It allowed me to play with WordPress and MovableType installs and learn a few things, I really need to put […]

Vita.mn seems to be aging well.

Garrick’s first couple posts and speaking engagement with the editor made me aware of Vita.mn last fall, but in recent months I’ve really gotten into the community they are building over there. It truly is still a work in progress, but the new features they’ve rolled out over the last few weeks are pretty cool. […]

Flash Developer’s first impressions of Wii’s “Internet Channel”

http://eightandfive.com/2006/12/22/flash-developers-first-impressions-of-wiis-internet-channel/ ( sorry I decided to post to another blog I contribute to, but seems to sort of fit what we’re covering here as well )