So I’m packing up all my gear and my clothes so I can fly out tomorrow to Anaheim for Macromedia MAX 2005. I’m nervous and excited about giving my presentation – Flash on Every Screen. My current hopes are that I make it through security screening with all my equipment, and especially the dangling wires and components from my MakingThings Teleo kit. Haven’t had to fly anywhere with that stuff yet, and I’m hoping that I dont get held up for any reason. I need to give Phil Torrone  a call and ask him for some tips on this. 🙂
If you stop by one of my sessions, please introduce yourself afterwords. I’m looking forward to meeting as many people as I can and putting faces to some names that I have only seen online and in mailing lists. If you are an attendee, you can find me on the IntroNetwork application or drop me note via my contact form .
I also wanted to mention that I’ll be posting some additional resources and items for MAX attendees and non-attendees alike at the following URL: http://www.impossibilities.com/max_2005/  once I am back from MAX towards the end of next week. It’s just a placeholder right now (albeit a nice one), but don’t expect the additional content there until at least a day or so after the 21st of October.
I’m realling looking forward to sessions on ActionScript 3 and the new version of Flex and Flash Player 8.5 – all the recent announcements that have dominated the blogs and mailling lists, that I have simply been to busy preparing for my preso and other personal details to make any posts about. That will soon change!
Finally, I have one more announcement to make in that as of this week, I am now a free-agent, thats right I’m going solo. I’m going the independent contractor route totally on my own. I have a few remaining details to wrap up by the end of the month hopefully, but if you have any projects at all that you think I might be a good fit for, please don’t hesitate to drop me a note  and let me know about it. You might also have noticed a few recent minor changes to my site, there are now links for a little mini-bio for me and my history with Flash here  and a list of publications and other items  I have contributed to over the years. Feel free to take a look. I am still working on ideas for a legitmate portfolio/projects area but a lot of the work I do is hard to represent in a traditional web portfolio format. I’m going to give it some thought as well as undertake an entire makeover of my site to pure XHTML/CSS with Flash widgets. More on this later – for now I’m off to pack! See you at MAX!