Saturday, August 26, 2006

LFPUG August meeting

What a great meeting we had last thursday!
I thought we would celebrate the Flash 10th anniversary but no-one even mentioned the subject (only me :P). Anyway, we met at Play, a club located in Old Street area, London, for the 3rd meeting of the London Flash Platform Users Group.
After a delay due to technical problems with the projector, Andrew Shorten from Adobe gave us a presentation called "Building Killer Desktop RIAs: Adobe’s Next Generation Technology". The presentation was really good and made me dream about the million of possibilities that are to come with the new APOLLO.
After the presentation, there was the biggest session of questions and answers I have ever seen in these sort of presentations!
Andrew even asked Tink (Users Group Director) if he should continue answering questions because of the time... the naughty answer from Tink: "we have the place until 2am..."
The second presentation was given by a London based digital agency called Glue-London who showed us many cool stuff they have done using video and flash, something I would call "online-interactive-videos".
After the presentations, I had the chance to talk with old friends and meet new people like Juan Delgado who I knew before from different Spanish speaking flash forums.
A bit drunk and very happy went back home at about 2am.
The only bad thing of the night was that my friend Simon, had his bike stolen just outside of the club.
As usual, I'm looking forward to going to the next meeting.


Sunday, August 13, 2006

University results - at last!

Name of Student: Ernesto Quezada
NQF Level: Masters
Teaching Institution: London Metropolitan University

Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts
Classification: Merit
Award Title: Digital Media

To be honest, there was a moment I was hesitating whether I passed or not and it was because of the language and not because of any other reason.
After almost 4 years living in England, I'm still not too confident when writing in English, all these stuff about writing in "academic level" had me very worried when writing any essay and it was very dificult for me to write anything for the university. But I did it! and seems that I did very well as I even got the degree with Merit! (what's that? ouch!)

The Award Ceremonies will be taking place between late November and the middle of December


Saturday, August 05, 2006

London Flash Platform User Group - July

I've been trying to write about this for the last couple of weeks but... you know... erm... I've no excuse.
Last months London Flash Platform User Groups meeting was just great as usual!
as usual? if is only the second meeting!
well, anyway, was great!
We got there on time and enjoyed both Dave and Tinks presentations.
I wrote about the previous meeting as I was a lucky winner of a book and I found unfare not to write anything this time just because I didn't get anything from the raffle!
The place this time was the AKQA headquaters, where my mates Richard and Emmanuel work.
After the presentations, pizza and beer at AKQA we went to the pub where I had the chance to catch up with old friends and meet new people.

That let me really looking forward to the next meeting!
Let's see what suprise has Tink for us this month.


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

behind the scenes

I'm here! behind the scenes!
and no, is not a new web 2.0 product.

After getting many emails from my friends, inviting me to use this or that trendy web tool, I've been wondering what's going on with me?
I mean, most of my friends are using day after day the internet and the "web 2.0" applications (that term is funny for me),, hi5, mySpace, etc... but myself, a guy that loves all this stuff, working on the field, is not using any of these tools! well, not using them as often as I would like to...

For instance, this blog; I haven't posted much recently and is because I've been busy creating web applications!

so, the tools the people out there are using, I haven't had the time to play with them as I've been there "behind the scenes" creating them. Not that I'm doing "web 2.0" stuff though but web applications in general what is in fact, very time consuming.

I would love to have the time to try and use all that stuff, posting my photos in any flickr like website, etcetera, but I just don't have the time.

Well, time to go and continue with the real life...