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Edge Animate

I always try to follow up a negative, ball-slicing rant with something positive. Both for my own mental health and those mysterious ghost readers of my blog (which I probably don’t have anyway).

Adobe is usually one of my favourite companies to take a crap on. Sure, they often deserve it. Being so big and bloaty and annoyingly necessary. This time though, they’ve really done it.

I’m talking about Edge Animate.

Stop the world, you’ve finally done something GOOD and USEFUL. I’m surprised I’m saying that. Just saw a talk this morning at FITC ¬†from Sarah Hunt from Adobe. Quite frankly, i’m impressed.

Get this – what if you could have flash-like animations without flash? What if you could animate something pretty damn cool without having to hand code every transition? What if there was a visual tool that marries javascript and css to produce these lovely animations?

There is: Adobe’s Edge Animate.

If you are familiar with Flash or After Effects, this will be a breeze. Hell, its better than dealing with Flash and its annoying tweening system. Make your vector animations using their keyframe editor, handily making automatic keyframes and transitions (formerly known as tweens for the former flash heads) . Then, you get to spit them out as a bunch of css and js files. That simple.

About time. Though I feel bile rising in my throat in grudging, I have to say: “thank you, Adobe”.

Absinthe Eliquid Recipe

OK! So after a couple of weeks of experimentation, I believe I have developed my first truly awesome e-lquid recipe! I mean, not one I say I like just because its mine and vape it just because I don’t want to waste the ingredients, but one I truly could vape for hours.

I have always been fond of absinthe, for its idea more than its taste or effects. When I took up vaping I sought to enjoy something with as much … class as absinthe in my everyday vape.

Here follows my recipe. Quantities are for a 5mL batch, percentages are given for scaling.

Techm’s Absinthe Vape

Ingredient Volume/5mL Percentage
Base (24mg/mL, 50/50) 2.5mL 50.00%
Vegetable Glycerine 1.10mL 22.00%
Propylene Glycol 0.50mL 10.00%
TPA Absinthe Flavour 0.75mL 15.00%
Liquid Menthol 0.05mL 1.00% (1 drop)
Liquid Stevia 0.10mL 2.00% (2 drops)

Its … awesomely refreshing!