Not a creature was stirring (On Christmas or Linux)

From the looks of our log files, shop the Web was a quiet place on Christmas day — traffic fell almost 75 percent on December 25. I hope you were all having a great holiday with family and loved ones (I was), and I look forward to handing out more Flash-based gifts for our readers in the next few whatevers.

Meanwhile, my apologies to all those who were unable to view last week’s new Flash game. It was the first project I’ve produced relying on the latest Flash Player (version 8 ), and well… crap! In my errant OSX/Win32-centric world, I hadn’t realized that Macromedia-turned-Adobe has yet to release a Linux version of the new player! The game in question was never actually designed for Web distribution (it was originally built as a stand-alone projector within a controlled environmen), but I thought others might get a kick out of it. Sorry about that!

Regardless, rest assured that until there’s an official release of a Linux Flash 8 player, we’ll stick to Flash 7 for future projects (here and in my “real job,” I’m afraid). We certainly don’t want to leave anybody out in the cold! (And yes, Adobe, that was a subtle jab at you, there.)

Thanks again, readers, and to those who celebrate it, Happy Hannukah!

My gift to you: A new Flash game featuring… me!

I made the following game as a cheap holiday gift for my coworkers (the people with whom I work in the real world), cialis 40mg and it’s turned out to be a hit! So I figured I’d share it with others — specifically, salve you! It’s your basic “Progressive Whack-A-Mole on Steroids” type game, and it features the Flash programming team (thus, “Flasher Basher”) from my office (including yours truly), so don’t feel you should know any of them (Although you may recognize one of ’em from this post).

There are 12 distinct levels in all, so knock yourselves out!

Hope you enjoy, and feel free to tell me what you think! Thanks!
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