iStockphoto Promo Code

Posted in Blogging, Flash, Friends, Marketing, Photography, quicktip, Random thoughts at 10:38 pm by Curtis J. Morley

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I used this promo code on iStockphoto today and received $15 off my $75 purchase. So I only paid $60 on iStockphoto for 50 credits. A pretty good deal if you ask me. If you click the link above I will get a small commission thanks.

Here is the code - Promo Code: stocklayouts

Thanks to Elizaibeth for turning me onto the promo code.



Stephen R. Covey iPhone App Special for my Readers.

Posted in Blogging, Facebook, Friends, Marketing, quicktip, Random thoughts, Social Media at 1:06 am by Curtis J. Morley

April 13th only the "Great Work, Great Career" iPhone app is available for the price of $2.99.  It has been selling for $9.99 but to help with the downturn in the economy FranklinCovey is offering the iPhone app for this special price today only.

The app is fantastic and it really should be 5 apps sold seperately.The application helps you find a job if you are looking and helps you keep your job and make a difference at your company if you are employed. Get the FranklinCovey iPhone app.

Here are some screen shots.

Great Work, Great Career Great iPhone App

Great Work, Great Career, Great iPhone App

You can ask Stephen R. Covey or Jennifer Colosimo questions about getting and  keeping a job directly through the app.

The app comes loaded with videos from Stephen R. Covey and Jennifer Colosimo

One of my favorite features of the app is the Strengths finder.  It helps you make a difference for you company by laying out your strengths and helping you tap into them more.

Find out what your true strengths are and how to best use them.

Find out what your true strengths are and how to best use them.

The "Resource Finder" is where you go if need to get a job.

Find the right job for you with the Resource Finder

Find the right job and get the skills you need with the Resource Finder

Once you have a job and know your strengths then use the app to set out to make a difference with your "Contribution Statement"

Don't just work - Contribute!

Don't Just Work - Contribute!

Another awesome part of the app is creating a "Village" where you have instant access using your own contacts to in a way you may never have thought of before.

Who is in Your Village?

Who is in Your Village?

Get the Great Work, Great Career iPhone app today.


Last Minute Valentines Present

Posted in Friends, Random thoughts at 10:01 pm by Curtis J. Morley

Are you having a heart attack because you didn't order flowers a week ago? Well calm your beating heart and give your Loved one a heart attack instead. Just fill in your name and your loved ones name below and from your printer will come many Valentines Hearts that you can cut out and put on your love's car walls, mirrors, house, etc... I suggest putting red, pink or bright pink paper into your printer but white will do. Each Valentines heart comes out with a unique saying.

Flash application that prints multiple Valentines hearts, each with a personalized Valentines saying. Create your own valentines. Give your love a heart attack(the good way).

Have fun and spread the love.

Curtis J. Morley


New Years Resolutions

Posted in Awards, Error, Error, errors, Flash, Flex, Friends, Random thoughts, Speaking at 11:17 pm by Curtis J. Morley

Every year I am an avid reoslution maker and keeper.  I love to set golas and achieve them.  It all started in High School when I made a resolution with my best friend and cousin Vaughn Jensen to drink no soda for the entire year.  That was the first time that I set (and kept) a new years resolution.

I have many resolutions but I won't list them all here.  The ones I will list relate to this blog and to my life as Flash professional.

So here are my New Years Resolutions in no particular order:

  • Post every ActionScript Error that Flash/Fex will ever produce.
  • Speak on Flash/ Flex/ ActionScript at 3 conferences this year (at least 1 major)
  • Reply to all valid blog comments within 24 hours.
  • Post a Flash tutorial at least once a month (12+ total).
  • Organize all posts into the "Grand Poobah" list of all AS3 errors.
  • Create an AIR app that contains all the errors from my blog.
  • Get my training published on RMI and Lynda.
  • Win one major award for a Flash project that I complete.
  • Get ACE re-certified in Flash CS4, Flash Lite and Flex
  • Become an ACI
  • And finally no carbonation for 2009 (cold duck excluded)

And that is the list.  Check back Jan 1st 2010 and see how I did.

Thanks and Happy Flashing,

Curtis J. Morley


Heeeee-lariouos – Design Minstrel sings about Flash

Posted in Adobe, Flash, Friends, Random thoughts, Speaking at 5:31 am by Curtis J. Morley

Matt Maxwell Sings at Flash ForwardAll right you Flashers. Stop banging your heads because of the latest Flash Error and go spend a little time with Matt Maxwell. Matt understands your pain and even sings about it. Once you hear Matt's lucid tomes you will be blown away at how well he understands your pain.

Matt recently sang one of his Songs about Flash at Flash Forward to a crowd of raving fans.

This is my favorite:
Flash Song by Matt Maxwell - Long Preloader

Matt is a phenominal designer, Flasher, interactive 3D website creator, and a stinking funny performer.

Check out his stuff:



Hopefully this will give you a break from those wicked Flash/Flex/AS3 errors and give you a good laugh.

Happy Flashing,

Curtis J. Morley


I Remember

Posted in Family, Friends, Random thoughts at 1:00 am by Curtis J. Morley

I remember thinking how fast the elevator was up to the observation deck.
I remember examining the chess board that sat in solitariness awaiting the next moves from Kasparov and Big Blue.
I remember standing on the top floor of the slender giant and feeling the gentle careening of the building as the wind blew so high above the city.I remember the call that said turn on the T.V.
I remember the disbelief at seeing the plume of smoke from the building I had once ascended.
I remember the papers and debris.
I remember calling everyone I knew and telling them to turn on their televisions.
I remember how time slowed to a still as the second plane was spotted in the air.
I remember the moment of impact.
I remember the ball of flames a city block wide.
I remember thinking about my friends in NYC.
I remember naming them each individually and wondering where they were at that very moment.
I remember the horror that gripped me as some chose their death rather than be subjected to it.
I remember the collapse of 2 WTC.
I remember how 9 seconds of the collapse played through my mind so slowly every detail was etched into my memory.
I remember the collapse of 1 WTC.
I remember the void that was left after the plume of smoke blew to the side.
I remember the confusion on my twin boys faces as the twin towers fell.
I remember the disbelief I felt in my soul and saw on my wifes face.
I remember counting the numbers that could be trapped beneath the rubble.
I remember the grief I bore.
I remember seeing the ghosts of heroes walking and running out of the dust.
I remember how the tears felt on my cheek.
I remember the pentagon.
I remember the prayers I offered for those grieving. for children who's worlds had been shattered.
I remember the prayers for the firemen, the policemen, the soldiers.

I remember the sadness of knowing that no one would be able to look over the city from there again.

I remember the brotherhood of New Yorkers.
I remember the forgiveness of Americans
I remember the renewal of patriotism.
I remember the unity of this nation.
I remember the resolve of a free people.
I remember the presidents words "Terrorism against our nation will not stand".
I remember what we are fighting for.


I still remember



I still pray





http://www.usa-patriotism.com/fv/911wwr2.htm (Patriotic Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nptA5uj6ZRY&v3 (Please Remember Me)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ervaMPt4Ha0 (15 yr old Lizzie Palmer's Video)


It’s a Girl (At least it will be in October)

Posted in Family, Friends, Random thoughts at 6:41 am by Curtis J. Morley

Well my Beautiful wife Nicole and I found out that we are having a girl and here are some pictures of the pretty princess. I think she has my eyes and Nicole's lips. It is a great day. Nicole is doing well and is still very skinny for being pregnant. The other kids were very surprised because they all thought it was going to be a girl. All except for the other girl in our family. The due date is October 30th so we are looking for appropriate names. Any suggestions on names please comment here on my blog.

Our baby girl.

Our little girl


Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego, Jared Kroff, and Adam Devincent

Posted in Awards, Flash, Friends at 7:38 am by Curtis J. Morley

So I noticed that a lot of people are looking for my former students and Flash geniuses Jared Kroff and Adam DeVincent. Through my good friend Gordon Peterson I found that Jared Kroff and Adam DeVincent are now with a company called Red Interactive Agency. According to Gordon Funktion12 was acquired or something by this agency after sweeping the FITC Awards. Whatever they payed for www.Funktion12.com they got a good deal. Jared and Adam are amazing.

So to contact them you can call or mail the Salt Lake city office of Red Interactive Agency at:
Phone 801.355.4900
Fax 801.355.4901

Mailing Address:
230 S. 500 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

So for all you googlers that are looking for Jared Kroff and Adam Devincent this may help. If nothing else you should check out Red Interactive Agency it just won the FWA Site of the Month and is amazing.


musicRAIN wins a FITC award

Posted in Awards, Flash, Friends at 5:21 am by Curtis J. Morley

musicRAIN logoMy company, mediaRAIN, just won the Flash in the Can Award in the "audio category" for the musicRAIN interactive sheet music application. Robert Penner accepted the award Flash in the Can logoon our behalf. musicRAIN the leader in digital sheet music is the creation started many years ago that is revolutionizing the music industry. There were many people that helped to make musicRAIN a reality.

The original version was created for the LDS Church and can be viewed at www.lds.org/music. They were the first to believe that with technology and music combined we can bless many lives. The music player for the church has touched many lives around the world. There were many prayers and miracles from God that happened along the way to make this original version happen.

The commerical version owes many thanks to Morgan, Brooke, Blake and Shannon. They believed in us. Because of them it was possible for the player to be developed in a commerical way using and refining the indusrty standard musicXML created by Michael Goode and have the musical and Flash genius of Robert Penner to help in creating an amazing application that is light and versatile. It also owes many thanks to the amazing people at CCLI. Howard and Deryk, Gary, Pete, and everyone else.

I'm sure I will forget many people but here is a list of key contributors to the project over the years.

At the LDS Church

At CurtisMorley.com Interactive

  • Michael Chamberlain (An amazing project manager and friend)
  • Richard Lyman (intial Developer with me on musicRAIN)
  • Tyler Wright (The one that saved musicRAIN for the church)
  • Larry Lentz (design and creation)
  • Chase Brammer (Coding actionscript)
  • Gary Rogers (Back -end systems)
  • Evan Ehat (intial designs etc...)
  • Josh Buhler (Ties, Slurs and much more for the Church version)

At mediaRAIN

  • Jacob Wright (Backend, middleware, DB, security)
  • Delane Barrus(Design and interface)
  • Dave Nibley(promtional material)
  • Wayne Pullman(tradeshow booth and materials etc...)
  • Ben McElroy (font creation)


  • Robert Penner (A true Flash Architecture genius)
  • Michael Goode (Creator of the musicXML standard)
  • Rob Taylor (Thanks for the great help)
  • Scott Johnson (Work on the midi integration)


Key Supports

  • Morgan
  • Brooke
  • Blake

Thank you everyone for making my crazy dream into a reality and for blessing many lives along the way.


Utah Flash Design Talent

Posted in Flash, Friends at 10:00 am by Curtis J. Morley

Flash Forward just finished. Although I had plans to be there, I wasn't able to attend because of my job at DirectPointe. I started to notice how many people from Utah attended. It made me realize what a mecca Utah has become for Flash talent. The 2006 Austin Flash Forward was well represented by Utah Flashers. For starters Tyler Wright (of mediaRAIN) and Rob Taylor (of Strathus and www.FlashExtensions.com) spoke at the conference on Flash SEO and Browser communication.

We also had 2 Flash Foward Film Festival Finalists from Utah as well. Paul Mayne otherwise known as Pete, and Scott Stoddard. They both had phenomonal projects and both should have won. Scott Built an amazingly cool Flash game. I don't know if I have seen one of this caliber on the web. Pete built a wonderful symbolic piece. His Flash Navigation and concepting is great. The project has an objective around helping people that are ill by lifting their spirits. Pete is great.

mediaRAIN, the best Flash Design in Utah, was just honored with another Macromedia/Adobe site of the Day

The List:

Tyler Wright - Lead Flash Developer mediaRAIN / musicRAIN , Flash Forward Conference Speaker
Rob Taylor - www.FlashExtensions.com, Flash Forward Conference Speaker
Scott Stoddard - Spiritonin.com, FlashThief.com Site of the year, Shockwave.com featured game, Flash Foward Film Festival Finalist
Paul Mayne - Flash Foward Film Festival Finalist
Matt Maxwell - Adobe Site of the day
Pete Hawkes - AGIdeas Speaker in Australia, OgilvyOne Verge Exhibit in the Guggenheim and the CJM award for simplistic complexity
Jared Kroff/Adam DeVincent - 5 FITC Awards
Chase Brammer - Utah Multimedia Arts Festival Winner and interactive Marketer for DirectPointe
Jake Hilton - Flash Media Server Beta Team, writer of a Macromedia Developer Center Article
Ryan Simmons - Creator of Cartoon Solutions and StarWars Spoofs(the best place to get Flash Cartoon Character Animations) Dreamworks Animator, Numerous Animation Awards
Josh Buhler - Cofounder of Uflash.org and big time blogger
Kyle Follett - Folco.net (The only guy I know that can update his site constantly)
Bryce Barrand - mediaRAIN
Evan Ehat - Hey Evan what is your website?

Honorary Great Utahns:
Larry Lentz - Lead Flash Programmer at Air New Zealand (US) (Took my class and lived in Utah for many years)
Josh Dura - Flash Communications Server Applications Developer for Yahoo (From Utah)
Danny Dura - Developer Relations Product Manager, Adobe, Inc. (From Utah)
Robert Penner - Lead Flash Programmer Adobe, Inc. (Contracted with mediaRAIN and spent much time in Utah including Rock Climbing)

I know that I forgot some people so I apologize in advance. Please, if I know and like you let me know who you are. If I know you and really respect you and your work I would be happy to put you on the list. If I don't know you but you think I would like to then post a comment and let me know who you are. If you know someone that you feel is a great Utah Flasher, then please post a comment.

Curtis J. Morley