TCC Quoted at Campaign Monitor

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Nothing earth-shattering, but the crew over at Campaign Monitor were listening to my praise for their products.
For all you designers out there, Campaign Monitor is the best email campaign service out there. From launching email newsletters and blasts to resources on how to format HTML emails, their site has it all.
Set up a free account, as long as you’re sending out less emails to less than 10 or so people the service is free and you can see for yourself how dope their product is.

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Zune

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So yesterday, Microsoft did something I’ve been guilty of doing in the past, they couldn’t contain themselves and had to tell everyone about their cool idea before everything was done by sorta-kinda releasing the Zune MP3 player.
Now I’m not going to go off on a MS-bashing rant, but I have a general question regarding a good handful of MP3 players – what’s the friggin’ deal with integrating an FM tuner?
Why don’t they just offer phonograph integration too? I have Sirus Satellite Radio in my car, why do I want an FM tuner in my MP3 player?
Am I alone on this?

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Thanks Rupert

…Rupert Murdoch moves back up to the top of the heap of Vanity Fair’s New Establishment list…” – I’m sure the aquisition of MySpace helped him get up there. How about some props to the guys who built MySpace? Maybe they should be up there? Like Murdoch, I am also a good shopper, and I usually pick some of the coolest clothes and gadgets before many of my friends know about them. Top of the list for being a good shopper. Well done, Rupert.
And in other news…
MySpace is Over – the age-old cycle continues as the rich companies buy the cool stuff, make it uncool, and search for the next cool thing.

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Position is a Function of Time

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Most Influential Flash Site Of The Decade – 2Advanced wins at theFWA.
I agree with this win 100%. Let me start off by saying that I am not a fan of the Eric Jordan style – probably because I have seen hundreds of sites that imitate the techie-futuristic-slick style that he established. Being the most influential in any subject sounds like a great thing, but in this case I’m not so sure.
I’m going to alter the title for myself and declare the most influential person to me as an interactive designer – Robert Penner. Robert Penner took the concept of movement and friction in Flash and broken down to what it is: position is a function of time, or p=f(t). From here came the birth of the Tween Prototypes from Laco…. and from there was created the Fuse Engine.
I would never have to deal with Zeno’s Paradox again.

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You Appear in Art

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Well the folks over at Analogue.ca are doing some crazy stuff with the Flash player webcam functionality.
From analogue.ca:

With the launch of You Appear in Art (webcam required), we are putting out a call for submissions. We want to see photographs of what people are creating using You Appear in Art. Simply taking a picture of the creation on your screen is all we need you to do. Then send it to us.

For complete info, head over to analogue.ca.

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Perspectives on the Web 2.0

Why I Hate Digg – an interesting perspective (and discussion) on the social technology news site.
The Next Net 25 – I appreciate the level-headedness of this article. It’s forward looking but also realistic, acknowledging the fact that not all the companies on its list will survive.

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Fuse Kit Update – 1.1z

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Mosessupposes.com has dropped a new Fuse Kit on his site. Go get it!
Why do you need The Fuse Kit in Adobe Flash? Do you like the motion on Leo Burnett? Billy Harvey Music? Any of the work of Seraph.nl? How about Group 94? Kurt Noble? Firstborn? TCC?
Now I’m not saying every one of these sites uses the Tween class (mine does), but if you want to achieve the seemless motion and transitions that these sites achieve, using the Fuse Kit would be a step in the right direction.

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