Adobe MAX 2008. Blog #2. Arrival.

Of all domestic air carriers, I like Continental the most. They showed Mamma Mia and the food was bearable. Last month, I was in the air for 14 hours flying to Japan, and now the trip across the USA is a piece of cake.

I have only carry luggage with me. This small bag has all the clothing I need for four days (4 t-shirts, four pairs of underwear, socks, three shirts, camera, laptop, over-the-shoulder laptop bag, toothbrush and shaver.

This bag fits nicely in the overhead compartments of most of the aircrafts. Two weeks ago, I was flying on a smaller plane to South Carolina. It didn “t fit up there, so I put it under the seat in front of me.

I “m writing this on Saturday, and tomorrow I “ll be spending 8 hours in the AIR workshop. I wonder if anyone will offer me a technical solution hellip; We “ve got a call from a potential customer that needs an AIR application that will allow to select some files from the disk, and on the click of a button, the application should open Microsoft Outlook window with selected files attached. This doesn “t sound like a rocket science, but to the best of my knowledge, it “s not possible unless you engage some other programming language too, i.e. C++. Please, anyone, prove me wrong!

After checking into a hotel, I went for a walk around the Union Square. There are two stores that I always visit when in town: Levy “s and Borders. I was a bit late for jeans, but the Borders was open ndash; it has a good selection of magazines. I bought the Photoshop magazine from UK , and Flash and Flex Developer “s Magazine printed in Poland but in English. This is the first time I see this well done quarterly magazine. It even includes a CD with 11 useful Flash applications and a good selection of articles too. Who said that printed software magazines are dead? Go Poland, go!

It “s an interesting business model though ndash; it “s not an outsourcing. A company from Poland (based on the names, the editorial is polish) invites English speaking authors and targets English-speaking market. Why not?

Early in the morning, I received an email with MAX daily news with the information about various conference events, which is pretty convenient. The registration opens on Sunday morning at 7AM. I “ll go there earlier ndash; because of the three-hour time zone difference, my biological clock believes that it “s already 7AM, but it “s actually 4AM as I type this.

In the unlikely event if you believe that just reading my blogs about MAX won “t give you a complete picture, install a little program MAXimizr written in AIR that will aggregate the MAX-related news and display them in a nice panel on your desktop.

Stay tuned…


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