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» February 19, 2011
Digitized Decade 3: Flash Forward: February 19-21, 2001 was the occasion for one of the early FlashForward conferences in San Francisco, the fourth such event if my own decade-old article can be believed.
I took a number of photos at the event and published some of them at the time, but in the interests of the Digitized Decade project, here are a few people from the past.
People who made their big names in Director before Flash was around: independent developer Phillip Kerman, Macromedia stalwart John Dowdell, and Marvyn Hortman who ran an early Director file-sharing site.
Manuel Clement waits for a session to begin before moving on to big, big things.
Sam Wan give a talk back when he was still a college boy. Those monitors look so futuristic!
Flash is extending its tentacles into new platforms with the release of a player and development kit for the Pocket PC platform.
The Digitized Decade is a look back at the first year of our entry into consumer digital photography.
» February 9, 2011
Things That Go Hump In the Night: I suppose there's a perfectly good reason for the difference in terminology:
From an operational standpoint, speed humps and bumps have critically different impacts on vehicles. Within typical residential operational speed ranges, vehicles slow to about 20 mph (32 km/h) on streets with properly spaced speed humps. A speed bump, on the other hand, causes significant driver discomfort at typical residential operational speed ranges and generally results in vehicles slowing to 5 mph or less at each bump.But seriously, does this difference—unknown to the non-traffic-engineering layman—overcome the possibility of roadside carnage when said layman drives off of SW Cabot St. in Beaverton in a paroxysm of juvenile laughter? Or accidents caused when they go unnoticed because the signs have been kifed by guys unintentionally adding a little versimilitude to their bach pads?
Paul Boehlke said about two or three months ago, some of the speed hump signs started disappearing one by one.When Barbara and I were in Ireland we saw huge signs for "RAMPS" in places where we didn't see any potential for boating. I suppose if you called something a "SPEED RAMP" here it would just be a challenge for some Evel Knievel-style daredevil.
And while he doesn't exactly know what happened to them, he does have a theory.
"Kids, you know i guess if i were a teenager, a speed hump sign might look pretty good in my bedroom, I don't know." said Boehlke.