Adobe Release Creative Suite 2 as Free Download – PC and Mac

Adobe Creative Cloud Launch Event
Shantanu Narayen of Adobe recently unveiled Creative Cloud alongside Creative Suite 6

Adobe has just released their decade-old Creative Suite 2 software for free – great news for developers and designers out there who don’t need or can’t afford the latest Adobe software in order to go about their daily business.

Adobe has cited the reason for the licensing change for version 2 of their hugely popular design suite was that the cost of maintaining and running the activation server which checks licence key validity for Creative Suite 2 is no longer justifiable. Especially since the recent launches of both Creative Suite 6 and Creative Cloud. Continue reading Adobe Release Creative Suite 2 as Free Download – PC and Mac

Creating AOL-style “You’ve got mail!” system alerts on OS X

America OnlineOkay, it’s fair to say that I was struggling to fill my lunch hour yesterday, and one thing that I’ve wanted to do for a number of years was trigger the awesomely-cool “You’ve got mail” voice when I get new emails on my computer. If, like me, you were never one who actually used AOL as a service provider (and why would you), then your best bet is to think of the film of the same name starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.

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A new year, a new blog

It came to me in the night – something has to be done about my online presence! It’s all very well tweeting occasionally and selling Expression Engine add-ons by the thimble-full, but really I need some kind of central repository of Charlie-ness.

So welcome to “Too Many Redirects”; named after the annoying – yet through no fault of its own – Safari screen, this blog shall act as a beacon for my knowledge, experimentation and anything else that tumbles out of my mouth (erm… fingers) without passing through my brain on the way down.

I shall do my best to keep this blog up to date with my latest forays into code, photography and life in this flood plain we call London town. My underlying hope is for you, dear reader, to take something away each time from here – whether a new understanding of something geeky, or an imprint on your mind of the peculiarity of mine!

So relax, sit back and enjoy the ride. Seat belts optional (but encouraged).