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Creating Reference File Sizes

There are times (for benchmarking purposes) that you want to work with a file that is exactly 1 MB (for example). For a presentation next week I am testing how certain aspects of AIR perform with specific amounts of data. To accomplish this, I use one very powerful and dangerous command line utility (for both Mac and Linux): dd.


New Flex Camp Miami Referral Program

Brian Rinaldi announced the Flex Camp Miami Referral Program. This will allow you to win prizes for referring your friends to the great Flex event (more on that in just a second). For those of you that don’t know, Flex Camp Miami is a one day Flex training event that is only $30. It features speakers like Greg Wilson (Adobe), Andy Powell (Universal Mind), Laura Arguello (AsFusion), Brian Rinaldi (Universal Mind), Maxim Porges (Highwinds), Christian Saylor (Universal Mind), Brian LeGros (Highwinds), members of the team that built Scrapblog, and me. For a complete list of speakers/topics click here. You won’t find any better deal on Flex training than this one!

So, what’s with the referral program? Basically, you can win free books or even a copy of Flex Builder. To be eligible for the copy of Flex Builder, you need to refer at least 5 people to this event. For complete details on the referral program (and the new group rate at the hotel) see Brian Rinaldi’s post on the topic.

See you in Miami.

I am an Adobe Community Expert


I was extremely honored this week to find out that I am now an Adobe Community Expert. I am certainly honored to be associated with such a group of developers and creative professionals. As a part of this program, I will be making even more tutorials and training material available over the next year. Thanks again to Adobe, I am certainly honored!