Ever since day one at Adobe I've had an odd issue with Outlook on my Mac. About 3-4 times a day it would 'forget' my password. As soon as I entered my password it worked, but it bugged me that I had to keep re-entering it. I Googled but never found the right answer. I deleted and recreated my profile numerous times, but it never helped.
Finally, Terry White (fellow Adobe evangelist!) made a simple suggest. Instead of entering my password in Outlook, I should be doing it in the Exchange settings via System Preferences.
So first you go here...
And then click Details:
That was it. Seriously. I can't believe I didn't figure that out earlier, but every single time I tried to fix it by Googling around I never came across this solution. (Probably because it was too obvious. ;)
Due to a problem back home, I have to leave the conference early. I'm giving my Mobile Web Debugging session in the first slot this morning (this schedule change will be announced this morning). Dave Ferguson will be covering my CF10+HTML5 session and Matt Gifford will be covering my PhoneGap session.
Ok, maybe "poetic" is a bit much... but you can listen to my Nerd Radio interview here:
MAX Day 3: Ray Camden and Stupid Questions
Ray Camden, Adobe Creative Cloud Evangelist, talks with us about his sessions at MAX covering topics like PhoneGap Build and web development tools.
Thanks to Leif and and Garth for inviting me!
I've never understood the appeal of "unboxing videos". Don't get me wrong - I love to get new tech and I love the open it up and play with it. But watching someone else do that? Lame. But I just had to share my own personal experience with this. After my first MAX presentation today (demo assets will be posted tomorrow, sorry, this was far cooler), a woman walked up to me and handed me her "business card". Here is what she gave me:
A long, long, long time ago. Today I turn 40 and thankfully I don't feel a day over 39. ;)
A bit late for this entry, but here we go anyway. My speaking engagements for this month are...
A few weeks ago I warned you that I'd be updating the site with a new design, and this weekend I deployed it. For the most part everything should work the same, but if you encounter any bugs or other problems, let me know.
As before, I'm just passing it on, but I'm so happy to see cool tech jobs in beautiful Lafayette, LA.
The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE), the leading educator in game development, 3D animation and VFX, is looking for an experienced game programmer to deliver our courses in Professional Game Development (Game Programming) at our Lafayette campus.
Our courses are strongly practical and intensive and focus on the core skills required by game programmers. The successful applicant will develop, update and deliver the course content, administer course requirements, and provide assessment and direction over the school year. Teaching experience is great, but not necessary. Strong communication skills, a team oriented attitude and commercial games
programming development experience are essential.
The successful applicant will be working within a supportive and highly skilled team, across all campuses.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Delivering the course content for our courses using a combination of lecture style sessions and practice tutorials
- Planning, creation and development of new course materials
- Reviewing, as part of a team, current curriculum and updating as required
- Advising and assisting students on both programming and technical issues
- Monitoring student progress including attendance, course competencies, informal and formal assessment
- Evaluating student course work in both practical and theory exercises
- Detailed, practical, up-to-date knowledge of C++ and C# for game programming and the application of middleware
- Ability to keep knowledge current with industry standards and further own learning as required
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work effectively within a team
- Prior teaching experience an advantage
- Formal qualification in a relevant area
This position is preferred full time, but permanent part time will be considered (min. 3 days per week) for the right applicant. Salary is negotiable based on skills and experience.
Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Just passing this on. The company is one I've known for a while and is a darn cool local shop.
Lafayette, LA design studio looking for freelance content creator proficient in Adobe After Effects CS6 with motion graphics skills for online content, presentation templates, etc. Project-based work. Deadline oriented. Understanding of typography and creative ad design a must. Send details of your After Effects experience and a link to your portfolio to email@example.com.
Ten years ago today this little blog of mine launched with a simple Welcome post. I started this blog with the intent of sharing knowledge and random things I thought were "cool." In the past ten years there have been...
- 4831 blog entries
- An average of 0.75 posts per day
- 50,527 comments (an average of 10 per blog post)
- 17 million 'views' per entry (based on a simple stat per entry I store locally, not a Google Analytics stat)
- 500+ people signed up to get emails when I post a new entry
I've posted 2,969 times on ColdFusion, 302 on jQuery, and only 129 times on HTML5.
The post with the most comments (972!) was an entry on iPhone iOS 2 written back in 2008. My most popular entry based on views was one on Subclipse and Subversion (both things I don't use anymore).
When I started this blog, I worked for Mindseye, a web shop out of Boston now defunct. After that I spent some time at roundpeg as a VP of Technology (guess what - I suck at management), ran my own little shop for a while (guess what - I suck at business development), joined a startup (Broadchoice, where I worked with the smartest developers on the planet), returned to my own company (by way of the startup crashing), landed at FirstComp as a senior dev, and then finally found my way to Adobe.
I've been incredibly lucky in my career. I've also been lucky to have a great "community" here (hell, I even have a troll).
Will this blog still exist in ten years? I have no idea. But it's going to be fun getting there!
For your enjoyment, here are some screen shots of the blog (via the Wayback Machine). I've got a new blog design chosen and hope to launch it next month. Click on the screen shots below for a larger version.
Pre-blog but a great example of what happens when I design. (No larger version for this one.)
This - as far as I know - was my original design. I didn't create this design, but I certainly don't remember where I got it. I think from a Wordpress demo. Anyway, make note of the Royale entry. This was Flex before it was Flex.
Three years later...
The "big ass green header" begins. Also note the link to my Amazon wishlist. Did I mention I have a wishlist? I do! You can find it here.
Bring on 2008. Note the entry on CFGRID. The amount of questions I got on CF UI stuff (from Flash Forms to CFCHART to Ajaxy stuff) is incredible. I had to eventually ask people to stop sending questions on Flash Forms. I'm near doing that for the Ajax UI stuff as well.
And here is my last design - more big green top. (Did I mention my favorite color is green?) I'm still talking about Eclipse here (blech) and mentioning my acceptance to MAX 2011. I've spoken at every singe DevCon and MAX except one. I've got two sessions for MAX 2013.
For folks curious about my next theme, you can see it here. I normally save my redesigns as a surprise, but as it may take me longer to get to it than expected, I figured why not share it. It is fully responsive, which means I'll be removing the jQuery Mobile "sub site". It has worked fine for me in general but I think a responsive design will work better for my blog.
Anyway, thanks for coming along for the ride!
p.s. I actually wrote this on Sunday. Today is Mardi Gras and I hope to be having too much fun to be writing. ;)