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Installing Flash CS5 will break your Flash debugging in FireFox and Flash/Flex Builder

Sometimes I am amazed that two parts of a single company can't work together.

Today was a classic example - I needed to install Adobe's Flash CS5 authoring tool, and already had a debug Flash player installed in FireFox. I also use Flash Builder for debugging Flex in the standalone player.

Installing CS5 broke both these things ! Why CS5 felt the need to mess, without asking or apparently thinking, I have no idea.

The fixes were fairly easy, but shouldn't have been needed.

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Recreating the Flex 3 LinkBar and LinkButton in Flex 4

Recently I needed a proper Flex 4 version of the venerable Flex 4 LinkBar (a horizontal line of links), but all I could find was a posting of the beginning of the implementation. I also needed it to behave as a toggle so any one link could be selected.

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My first few entries on the company blog

I'm writing a web page article now and again for work, and the first few are now up.

(links in the full article)

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Unedited Flash on the Beach 2010 notes

Mostly for my own reference.

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Illudium cfc generator updated

It's been a while since the Illudium template-based file generator had a new release, and certainly for what I was using it for it was fairly complete.

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