Adobe High Definition web video gallery

January 14th, 2009

Some examples of high def web video…..be prepared for a wait though…and maybe a stutter…

http://www.adobe.com/products/hdvideo/hdgallery/

Pet Peeves of the iPhone 3G

December 10th, 2008

1. No copy & paste – how annoying is that?

2. No forwarding of text messages – how annoying is that?

3. Both of these annoyances are so annoying that they make another cumulative item – how annoying is that?

Go PHP5

February 4th, 2008

Go PHP5

The Lab CMS is now completely (and has been for over a year now) converted to PHP5.

CentOS 5 released

April 22nd, 2007

This is great!

Enterprise class operating system for, wait for it, free!

Pixel Lab will be upgrading to this as soon as possible.

http://www.centos.org

Pixel Lab is now Pixel Lab Studios Ltd

October 31st, 2006

Pixel Lab has just formed a new company called Pixel Lab Studios Ltd. This has happened after 2 years of trading as a Partnership.

Our new website will be launched to reflect this change.

Adobe Developer Conference

September 25th, 2006

Pixel Lab took a day trip out to London to visit the Adobe Developer Conference. It was interesting to see Adobe’s Road map for the future of Macromedia products, especially their push for a standalone flash based browser interface called Appollo.
Poor Ed had a good day listening to development techniques in Flex 2, but he was rewarded by free nosh and booze.

Pixel Lab plans to have a working Flex 2 website up soon, to be included in our relaunch to Pixel Lab Studios.

Move to Open Office

July 20th, 2006

We’ve taken a different line in our document management, and decided to move into use of OpenOffice as our office suite.

This is compatible with Microsoft Office, and the Open Document Template is being supported by major companies such as IBM.

It is supported on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX, so is an ideal solution for us.

Download it here:

http://www.openoffice.org/

For Mac OSX you can download a port called Neo office

Haven

June 20th, 2006

Pixel Lab have finished a website for Paul Phillip Green’s film ‘Haven’. Website is an example of media content delivery through Macromedia Flash, allowing someone with a basic broadband connection to watch the whole film, or browse chapters in a similar to a DVD menu.

http://www.haventhefilm.co.uk

Zend Studio Professional

June 7th, 2006

Have just upgraded to Zend Studio for our PHP development.

Now includes Zend Studio and Zend Platform, allowing performance and coding standards to be optimised.

Seriously cool thing this month? VMWare!

May 21st, 2006

Have set up several virtual servers now running on our CentOS x86_64 box. We have a Flash Streaming Media server running on CentOS 4.3 x86, and a SQL Server 2005 install running on Windows Server 2003. Our development environment is slowly growing and as it grows so do our service offerings.

I have recently installed Visual Studio 2005 and will be looking at expanding our Microsoft solutions in our list of services.