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Subversion finally working! Some tips.

A couple of weeks ago I got the chance to buy an old model (Core 2 duo though) of a 1.83 ghz mac mini with 2gig memory against a very reasonable price. I was looking for a mac mini for a while now to use as server, subversion, continuous builds and mediacenter.

I installed a clean install of leopard and had a php server with mysql setup in no time with the standard apache installation but getting subversion up and running was a bigger problem… at least for me it was since I usually don’t do this stuff. Perhaps this post may be of some help.
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Flash on the beach ‘08 report

Wow that was a week. A week full of beer, beach and seminars. I will give you a couple of highlights for me.

Stefan Richter showed some nice examples on what to do with flash media server… nothing really new to me on what was possible with it but I loved the examples that he did. It was inspiring.

Andries Odendaal was also a highlight for me…damn dude, how can you fuck up a presentation like that, you are probably a genius but I couldn’t stand watching you struggling there on stage. And if you had the same problems with your computer last year you should have replaced it by now I think.

Luckily for me came Chris Orwig after that talking about photography. Chris was talking about the impact of photos and the story that they can tell. Great presentation, I would love to follow a course at your school because I learned a lot during your seminar which was only an hour. Do not focus on the technical aspect and materials but on just making the shot because it could never happen again. The story about the student who tried to make a portrait of his dad but didn’t because the circumstances weren’t right and then the father died before the student had shot the portrait had a real impact on me and is so true!
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Flash on the Beach ‘08

Tomorrow we are leaving for 3 days of flash on the beach. I’m really looking forward to get inspiration from other people and of course have some fun!

I will try to keep a little diary of my time in Brighton in England here on my blog and get the dust of this thing ;)

Flash on the beach

Great tool: ASDebugger

Ids klijnsma, friend and colleague of mine, has made this great tool that I’d like to give attention to. It’s a new and great actionscript debugger for as3 flex and flash projects.

While the flash and flex ide have great debuggers it’s always a problem when your project is already online and if you want to trace complicated objects. ASDebugger does this trick for you.
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Adobe Flash Video Event 27 March

Yesterday I went down to Amsterdam to join an Adobe event on flash video on behave of my employer TFE. Ofcourse it was all a marketing trick to promote adobe’s products but I must say it was quite oke! It started to impress me with the location for this event which was in a television studio which is used weekdays for talkshows based about recent events. I never have been to a tv studio before so it was pretty nice to see all that camera’s and lighting. And a part of the event was a presentation by Dutchview ( a tv show producer ) on how all the stuff works. All is digital. No more bad old tapes. They also showed us that it was possible to create a recap within a couple of minutes after a for example a live football broadcast. All due to this digital processing.
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