While I was away on vacation VisitKC launched successfully.
I worked on the homepage Flash and a simple slide show that integrates with our REIgnition CMS on the Locals and Meeting Planners homepages.
Since its on the homepage, I had to take special care in loading the Flash and all of its assets. Each “scene” is loaded individually, but in the end the parallax layers work as they would if everything were static. It was a lot of work, but doesn’t compare to the amount of work the rest of the team put into the site.
I came across this error and am blogging about it so I won’t forget the solution and maybe it will help someone else.
1172: Definition fl.video:VideoEvent could not be found.
In order to access a number of the “fl” packages you need to have a component in your library. In this case I added the FLVPlayback component and all was well. Apparently you can use flash.utils.getDefinitionByName as well.
After work on Friday Monica noticed that Pilar wasn’t looking so hot. The next morning she was worse, she wasn’t eating, drinking and was lethargic. Sunday morning we took her to the emergency vet and sadly she didn’t come home with us. Apparently she had a chronic kidney problem, and then she got an infection.
Pilar never missed a chance to annoy me. She would try to steal my yogurt, knock over half full glasses of liquid, jump on my lap just as I was about to get up and wait until I was asleep to come into bed, waking me up in the process. She had one last chance before she left, she stumbled over to the faucet in the Dr’s office and I turned it on so she could get a drink of water.
She was a good cat. The queen of our pets.
She was friendly to strangers, loved to go outside and loved junk food.
I am in the process of creating a common interface to control media players whether it be Adobe’s VideoPlayer or exanimo’s SoundPlayer. My initial desire was to have it accept Adobe’s own Video Components like PlayPauseButton and SeekBar as well as my own custom controls, but I have run into an issue. Adobe’s Video UI Components do not work on their own but require UIControls.
So if I want a PlayPauseButton to work with SoundPlayer I need to roll my own. If I want a BufferingBar to work, I need to roll my own.
Hopefully in the next version of Flash they will resolve this and give us components that would accept an interface for a target.
I was shocked the other day when the news casually mentioned that Pittsburgh was #2 behind Los Angeles for most polluted city.
Could have fooled me.
I have been to LA and Phoenix and have seen the clouds of smog than linger over them. I was in Joshua Tree National Park and saw the huge cloud of smog that prevents us from seeing as far as we once were. I have been to Philadelphia, Cleveland, New York City etc, these cities are far more filthy. But this study article points out air pollution measurements, and the saddest thing to me comes from this statement.
Although much of the country may have a stereotype of Pittsburgh as a blue collar, steel mill town, Leikauf says that’s no longer the case. According to him, more than 80 percent of western Pennsylvania’s particulate matter actually drifts from Ohio power plants.
80% of our air pollution comes from another state. That pisses me off.