It’s Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in Austin, Texas
Skyfire 2.0 for iPhone Released Very, Very Briefly
Skyfire 2.0, a browser application for the iPhone which supposedly allowed its users to view flash based videos, was released in the Apple store, and then quickly pulled reportedly due to strain on the company's servers.
The $2.99 application was supposed to convert flash based videos into HTML5 based videos by uploading the videos to the Skyfire servers, converting it, and then streaming it back to users directly from the Skyfire servers. Read more about te app here:
Predictably (in my opinion), this "stressed the company's servers to the max." So after a few hours in the Apple iOS App Store, the application was pulled. Reportedly the company plans on beefing up their backend infrastructure and relaunching the application.
Given the tremendous amount of Flash based video content that is available on the web, but not available on the iPhone due to its lack of support for Flash, there is definitely a pent up demand for a product that allows viewing of this content. While the idea to do an "on the fly" conversion is an inventive solution, it may arguably be an ill-advised solution due to the large bandwidth and processing power needed for this type of conversion.
It will be interesting to see if Skyfire can ever beef up its servers enough to handle such a resource intensive service desired by millions of iPhone users -- the ability to view Flash based videos.
big breakthrough in color research
Scientists have discovered the favorite Viking colors and now you can use them in your website!
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Here are some helpful hints and direction on the skills and knowledge your web designer should have.
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How I discovered my ancestor Pocahontas and her Sullivan family descendants of Northern Virginia using the web - a genealogy posting by Bob Atchison.
As you have probably read it has been extensively reported that Golden Gate Killer was found using data from GEDmatch. It's an amazing story.
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Here are some images showing my favorite semi-precious stone animals with jeweled eyes from my collection and stories of the stones and where they come from.
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Bob Atchison's guide to find rare, antique and cabbagey roses to order online. Here you'll find the best sources with roses I especially love and recommend for your garden.
If you are a realtor or real estate broker, you need a website to advertise your business and attract new clients. Get clients to stay on your website by providing access to Multiple Listing Service (MLS) real estate listings.
The unspoken fear all web designers dread - you've been asked to use cursive fonts! There is no escape... yes, it has happened to me, Bob Atchison, many times and I have the battle scars to prove it. Here are some cursive fonts I actually like.
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