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Four short links: 7 May 2014

By Nat Torkington
May 7, 2014

Observations of an Internet Middleman — Five of those congested peers are in the United States and one is in Europe. There are none in any other part of the world. All six are large Broadband consumer networks with a …

Four short links: 24 September 2013

By Nat Torkington
September 24, 2013

Measuring Heart Rate with a Smartphone Camera — not yet realtime, but promising sensor development. iBeacons — low-power, short-distance location monitoring beacons. Any iOS device that supports Bluetooth Low Energy can become an iBeacon, and can detect other iBeacons when …

Four short links: 1 August 2013

By Nat Torkington
August 1, 2013

Tindie Launches Open Designs and Kickbacks (Tindie) — businesses can manufacture the open design as is, or create products derived from it. Those sellers can then kickback a portion of their sales back to the designer. Tindie will handle the …

The Power of a Private HTTP Archive Instance: Finding a Representative Performance Baseline

By Barbara Bermes
June 13, 2013

Be honest, have you ever wanted to play Steve Souders for a day and pull some revealing stats or trends about some web sites of your choice? Or maybe dig around the HTTP archive? You can do that and more …

Four short links: 23 October 2012

By Nat Torkington
October 23, 2012

Getting Started with Software-Defined Radio (ThePowerBase) — Now, anyone with about $20 USD to spare can tune into everything from police and fire transmissions to the International Space Station. We were talking about this on the Radar mailing list, and …

Four short links: 2 April 2012

By Nat Torkington
April 2, 2012

Wind Map -- beautiful visualization of the winds across America. Computer Science for Fun -- magazine for beginning students of computing. Cheap SDR -- software defined radio for as little as $11. (via Slashdot) The Missing 20th Century (The Atlantic) -- check out those graphs for a glaring hole caused by an overdose of copyright....

@RIARadio - MAX 2010 Day 2

By Garth Braithwaite
November 16, 2010

Day 2 we talked to Kevin Lynch, Elad Elrom, Bruno Fonzi, Roundarch (Adam Flater, Jesse Freeman, and David Meeker), Kevin Wentzel, Universal Mind (Joe Johnston, Chris Scott, and Mike Nimer), EffectiveUI (RJ Owen and Leonard Souza), Brian Rinaldi, Puneet Goel, Ted Patrick, Steve & Brenda Rankin, and RIM (Mike Kirkup)

@RIARadio - MAX 2010 Day 1

By Garth Braithwaite
November 2, 2010

Day 1 we talked to Jonnie Hallman, Mark Anders, the litl team (Chuck Freedman, Kevin Suttle, and Ryan Canulla), James Polanco, and Aaron Pedersen.

@RIARadio 360|Flex DC

By Garth Braithwaite
September 29, 2010

After a full day, Leif Wells and I had RJ Owen and Leonard Souza join us to discuss 360|Flex. We discussed the keynote, Doug's death, a few interesting sessions, and our favorite parts of the conference.

@RIARadio Episode 18: IntelliJ

By Garth Braithwaite
August 25, 2010

Maxim Mossienko and Kirill Safonov, IntelliJ Developers at JetBrains, join us to discuss the improvements in the IDE, and how it works in Flex development. Special appearance by Joel Hooks. Ryan Gardner and Leif Wells cohost. Note: This episode...

@RIARadio Episode 17: Nate Beck, Ben Garney, and PBE

By Garth Braithwaite
July 21, 2010

Nate Beck and Ben Garney join us to discuss PushButton Engine. We are also joined by Ben's sandwich. Most professional episode ever.

@RIARadio Episode 16: Doug, Dee, and D2W

By Garth Braithwaite
July 13, 2010

Just coming back from the Designer/Developer Workflow Conference in Kansas City, Organizer, Dee Sadler, and Keynote Speaker (and Adobe Workflow Guru), Doug Winnie, join us to discuss the conference. Hilarity ensues.

@RIARadio: Flashbelt Day 3 Interviews

By Garth Braithwaite
June 29, 2010

At our last day at Flashbelt we were able to squeeze in 8 interviews with 12 awesome people including: Val Head, Lisa Larson-Kelley, Josh Sager, Drew Blom, John Mindiola, Jobe Makar, Joel Stewart, Keith Peters, Ralph Hauwert, Richard Galvan, Shad Petosky, and Rob Reinhardt.

@RIARadio: Flashbelt Day 3 Interviews

By Garth Braithwaite
June 29, 2010

At our last day at Flashbelt we were able to squeeze in 8 interviews with 12 awesome people including: Val Head, Lisa Larson-Kelley, Josh Sager, Drew Blom, John Mindiola, Jobe Makar, Joel Stewart, Keith Peters, Ralph Hauwert, Richard Galvan, Shad Petosky, and Rob Reinhardt.

@RIARadio: Flashbelt Day 2 Interviews

By Garth Braithwaite
June 24, 2010

On the second day of Flashbelt we were able to snag a few terrifically talented people including: Seb Lee-Delisle, Jesse Freeman, Dave Schroeder, Bruno Fonzi, Stephen Braitsch, Mark Anders, Branden Hall, Wade Arnold, and John Lindquist. Seb Lee-Delisle and Jesse...

@RIARadio: Flashbelt Day 2 Interviews

By Garth Braithwaite
June 24, 2010

On the second day of Flashbelt we were able to snag a few terrifically talented people including: Seb Lee-Delisle, Jesse Freeman, Dave Schroeder, Bruno Fonzi, Stephen Braitsch, Mark Anders, Branden Hall, Wade Arnold, and John Lindquist. Seb Lee-Delisle and Jesse...

@RIARadio: Flashbelt Day 1 Interviews

By Garth Braithwaite
June 22, 2010

Day one of Flashbelt we were able to grab quite a few good interviews. More to come.

@RIARadio: Flashbelt Day 1 Interviews

By Garth Braithwaite
June 22, 2010

Day one of Flashbelt we were able to grab quite a few good interviews. More to come.

The Top 6 Reasons to Attend Flashbelt

By Garth Braithwaite
June 7, 2010

Flashbelt is approaching quickly. If you are already planning to attend here are highlights to look forward to, if you are on the fence these are some reasons to attend, and if you are decided not to go here is...

@RIARadio Lost Episode: Michael Plank, Jesse Freeman, and FDT

By Garth Braithwaite
June 2, 2010

Notice this episode was recorded at the end of 2009 and was lost. Although a few references are a bit dated it is a fantastic episode. Since this is being released late at no fault of FDT please make...

@RIARadio Episode 15: Flex 4 Cookbook

By Garth Braithwaite
May 26, 2010

Joshua Noble and Todd Anderson, Senior Software Engineer for Infrared5, join us to discuss the Flex 4 Cookbook and other projects they are currently working on.

Episode 14: Litl and Flash and the City

By Garth Braithwaite
May 5, 2010

Chuck Freedman, Evangelist at litl, and Kevin Suttle, Organizer at Flash and the City, join us to discuss the litl device and platform, and the upcoming announcement at Flash and the City May 14-16. Leif Wells and Zach Stepek...

Episode 13: Big Spaceship [mostawesomestthingever]

By Garth Braithwaite
April 27, 2010

Joshua Hirsch and Tyson Damman from Big Spaceship join us to discuss their agency and the lifecycle of a common project. They also discuss the release of their latest in-house project, MostAwesomestThingEver. Leif Wells and Zach Stepek cohost. Follow...

Four short links: 26 April 2010

By Nat Torkington
April 26, 2010

E-Commerce Booming in China (Economist) -- bad time for Google to be leaving, just as online sales take off. Chinese consumers in stores check quality by hand but buying online requires trust, aka brands. This is a turn towards Western-style commerce built on trademarks and brand promise of quality, and away from the prevalent wild East style of commerce...

Episode 12: Dee Sadler

By Garth Braithwaite
April 21, 2010

Dee Sadler joins us to discuss D2W, the upcoming designer developer workflow conference she has organized. We also discuss her involvement in the Adobe Community. Leif Wells cohosts. Follow us at twitter.com/riaradio or facebook.com/riaradio Listen to this week's podcast...

Episode 11: The State of RIA Radio

By Garth Braithwaite
April 14, 2010

Just us, giggling. Best. Episode. Ever.

RIA Radio: 360|Flex Day 3: Greg Burch, Rachel Luxemburg, Reflex

By Garth Braithwaite
April 12, 2010

RIA Radio was at 360|Flex in San Jose, CA to talk with experts and community members. On day two, the RIA Radio team sat down with Greg Burch, Rachel Luxemburg, and the Reflex team: Ben Stucki, Jac Wright, and Tyler Wright.

RIA Radio: 360|Flex Day 2: Elad Elrom, Kevin Hoyt and Renaun Erickson, Lee Brimelow and Terry Ryan, Michael Labriola and Jeff Tapper

By Garth Braithwaite
April 5, 2010

Earlier this month, RIA Radio was at 360|Flex in San Jose, CA to talk with experts and community members. On day two, the RIA Radio team sat down with Elad Elrom, Kevin Hoyt and Renaun Erickson, Lee Brimelow and Terry Ryan, and Michael Labriola and Jeff Tapper.

RIA Radio: 360|Flex Day 1: Tom Ortega and John Wilker, Matt Chotin, and Doug Winnie

By Garth Braithwaite
March 31, 2010

Earlier this month, RIA Radio was at 360|Flex in San Jose, CA to talk with experts and community members. On day one, the RIA Radio team sat down with John Wilker and Tom Ortega, Matt Chotin, and Doug Winnie.

Episode 10: Tony Holguin

By Garth Braithwaite
March 29, 2010

Tony Holguin, Mobile Designer at Smashing Ideas, joins me to talk about agency life, application development workflow, and mobile application design and development. Listen to this week's podcast (m4a or mp3). You can also subscribe to the RIA Radio...

Episode 9: Steven Sacks [Gaia]

By Garth Braithwaite
March 24, 2010

Steven Sacks joins us to talk about the Gaia Framework, Flash microsites, and why he may or may not hate Flex. Leif Wells cohosts. Listen to this week's podcast (m4a or mp3). You can also subscribe to the RIA...

Losing the Radio and Streaming Content

By Eric Larson
March 23, 2010

Today we lost WOXY. It has happened before, so I personally haven't lost hope that WOXY will return. Nonetheless, the news is rather sad. What is also sad is that it represents a larger loss of streaming content. I don't...

RIA Radio - Episode 8: Jesse Warden

By Garth Braithwaite
February 15, 2010

Jesse Warden, A Flash/Flex Consultant and active community member, joins us to talk about his experience and outlook on consulting. RIA Experts Leif Wells and Elad Elrom also joined us. Follow RIARadio on Twitter to find out who will...

RIA Radio Episode 7: Joshua Davis, Branden Hall [HYPE]

By Garth Braithwaite
February 8, 2010

Joshua Davis and Branden Hall joined us to talk about their latest ActionScript Library/Framework/Ideas called HYPE. We were also joined by Liz Fredrick, Kevin Schmidt, Zach Stepek, and Leif Wells. Listen to this week's podcast (m4a or mp3). You...

RIA Radio - Episode 6: Shaun Smith and Joel Hooks [robotlegs]

By Garth Braithwaite
January 28, 2010

Shaun Smith and Joel Hooks of robotlegs fame joined us to discuss the creation of the project, explain its strengths, and to mention the best way to get started working with it. We were also joined by Leif Wells...

RIA Radio - Episode 5 [Chuck Freedman]

By Garth Braithwaite
January 26, 2010

Chuck Freedman, Evangelist for litl, joined us to discuss the his companies web book product. He helped compare it with the Chumby and discussed further opportunities for the device. Also joining us: Stacey Mulcahy, Leif Wells, and Zach Stepek....

Episode 4: Jesse Freeman

By Garth Braithwaite
January 22, 2010

Jesse Freeman (theFlashBum) joins us to talk about F*CSS, Flex 4 performance, Flash for iPhone, ActionScript Frameworks, and upcoming conferences. Leif Wells, Zach Stepek, and Stacey Mulcahey joined us as the panel of experts. Listen to this week's podcast...

RIA Radio Episode 3 - Jonathan Snook

By Garth Braithwaite
December 10, 2009

Jonathan Snook joined us to talk about the future of font embedding, CSS resets, HTML5, and general awesomeness. Kevin Suttle and Zach Stepek were the panel of experts for the episode. Elad Elrom and Kevin also gave us an...

Success of a Broadcast Medium: The Muzak Transmission Process

Success of a Broadcast Medium: The Muzak Transmission Process
By Andy Oram
November 18, 2009

Muzak grew from constant technological innovation and originally succeeded as a broadcast medium using spare spectrum, a business model rarely examined today.

RIA Radio Episode 2 - Jonnie Hallman

By Garth Braithwaite
November 12, 2009

Jonnie Hallman (Destroy Today) joins us to talk about his new position at Adobe on the XDCE team and his involvement with the MAX Twitter app. We also were able to hear the back story to DestroyFlickr and DestroyTwitter, and some news about upcoming features.

RIA Radio MAX Interviews - Chuck Freedman, Mike Chambers, Craig Goodman, and Greg Wilson

By Garth Braithwaite
November 6, 2009

At Adobe MAX, the RIA Radio crew sat down with Chuck Freedman, Mike Chambers, Craig Goodman, and Greg Wilson.

RIA Radio Episode 1 - Mike Downey

By Garth Braithwaite
October 23, 2009

Mike Downey joins us to discuss the competition between Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Flash. Prior to working for Microsoft as a Silverlight Evangelist he worked for Adobe for 9 years with the Flash Platform. Joining us on the panel...

RIA Radio MAX Interviews - Mark Anders, Ed Sullivan, Jesse Freeman, and Julie Campagna

By Garth Braithwaite
October 23, 2009

At Adobe MAX, we sat down with Mark Anders, Ed Sullivan, Jesse Freeman, and Julie Campagna.

RIA Radio - MAX Interviews Day 2

By Garth Braithwaite
October 12, 2009

At MAX we were able to interview some amazing members of the RIA community. In this block of podcasts we reviews the day 2 keynote and speak with Alan Queen, Bob Flynn, Ed Sullivan, Mark Anders, and Stephen Hammond.

RIA Radio, Live at Adobe MAX - Duane Nickull

By Garth Braithwaite
October 7, 2009

Duane Nickull (Platform Evangelist for Adobe) spoke with us briefly about his recent book and enterprise RIAs. Experts: Leif Wells and Zach Stepek

RIA Radio, Live at Adobe MAX - Rob Christensen

By Garth Braithwaite
October 7, 2009

Rob Christensen (Product Manager for AIR) joined us to talk about the great new features planned for AIR 2.0 including new installer options, USB mass storage support, microphone access, UDP support, and a bunch more.

RIA Radio, Live at Adobe MAX - Justin Everett-Church

By Garth Braithwaite
October 7, 2009

Justin Everett-Church (Senior Product Manager for the Flash Player) joined us shortly after the keynote to discuss the news and a few things not mentioned earlier, including global error handling and Safari scroll wheel.

RIA Radio, Live at Adobe MAX - Day 1 Keynote

By Garth Braithwaite
October 7, 2009

We sat down with Chris Griffith and Kevin Schmidt to discuss the big MAX announcements and give our take on what they mean. Topics covered include: Flash for the iPhone, Flash 10.1 on mobile, TVs, and netbooks.


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