Some of Michael’s Techie Articles


Bridging Web Design and Development with Adobe Extract” (Creative Cow, September, 2014)

Adobe Edge Animate/The Missing Manual Software/Book Review (Creative Cow, December, 2013)

“Creating Automatic Transcripts in Flash Video Using Adobe CS4 (Streaming Media, April 2009)

“Flash CS3 Professional Video Studio Techniques” by Robert Reinhardt (Book Review) (Creative COW, September 2008)

“Vegas 8 Pro, Raylight and Windows Vista” (Creative COW, January 2008)

The Future of Tapeless Recording: Options for Solid State Cinematography (originally on, June, 2007)

Toon Boom Storyboard: Is It An Animator’s Friend or Fiend? (Animation World Magazine, November, 2006)

Autodesk 3ds max 8: A Richer, Faster, Easier Version? (Videography Magazine, March, 2006, p. 51)

Macromedia Studio 8 (Computer Graphics World, September, 2005)

Autodesk Combustion 4 (Computer Graphics World, August, 2005, p. 68 of the linked PDF)

Sony Vegas 6 (Creative COW, July, 2005)

Discreet 3ds max 7 Has Character (Videography Magazine, March, 2005, p. 100)

Wireless Web Anywhere (March, 2003)

Reality ColdFusion MX: Flash MX Integration (book review) (March, 2003)

3ds max 5 Fundamentals (book review) (January, 2003)

Discreet Plasma (January, 2003) — originally in New Architect Magazine

Discreet Plasma: Dedicated tool for authoring and deploying 3-D content on the Web (January, 2003)

Web Services Made Easy: Macromedia ColdFusion MX (October, 2002) — no longer online

Wildform Flix Pro 3.0 (September, 2002) — no longer online —

-“Wildform Flix Pro 3.0″
by Michael Hurwicz
“Flix Pro beats the built-in video compression in Flash MX…producing smaller, better quality files…The video import function in Flash MX, based on a Sorensen Spark codec, produced dramatically inferior results…A more interesting question is how Flix Pro compares with Sorenson Squeeze…On the basic quality-versus-file-size question, the two products are competitive…[but] I wasn’t able to produce a SWF file With Sorensen Squeeze that was sufficiently close to the 500KB file from Flix Pro”

Attack of the Space Data (August, 2002) — originally in New Architect Magazine

Olympic Gold (June, 2002) — originally in New Architect Magazine

The ABGs of wireless LANs (May, 2002)

When Small Is Better: How Google’s AdWords system is changing online advertising (May, 2002) — originally in New Architect Magazine

From Complaints to Awards : A makeover put BART back on track (April, 2002) — originally in New Architect Magazine

One Part Gin, Two Parts Branding (March, 2002) — originally in New Architect Magazine

Emerging Technology: Peer-To-Peer Networking Security (February, 2002) — no longer online

Discreet Illustrate’s Improving Flash Output (January, 2002) — no longer online

The Return of Micropayments (December, 2001) — originally in Web Techniques

Three Good Books on Flash 5 (July, 2001)

Director 8.5 – Creating “Fog” (May, 2001)

“Groove Networks: Think Globally, Store Locally” (May, 2001) — no longer online

“Flix Brings Video into the Internet Age” (March 2, 2001, Webtools, no longer online)

Debris from Dot Com Crash Hits Animators (January, 2001)

Toy Stories: Merchandising Success Without TV or Movie Exposure (2000)

Getting Started with VRML in 3D Studio MAX R3.1 (2000) – Web Developers Journal — no longer online

Everything You Ever Wanted to Do with Particles, but Were Afraid to Try

Understanding Motion Graphics (2000)

Web Virtual Reality and 3D – in VRML or XML (2000) – Web Developers Journal — no longer online

Harping on MIDI (Gary Garritan) (Electronic Musician: July, 1995) no longer online

LDAP version 3 and Microsoft’s Active Directory will help NDS tie people and networks together.Byte January 1998 Cover Store — link is a reference and excerpt

LDAP version 3 and Microsoft’s Active Directory will help NDS tie people and networks together.

The big news will be the release of Microsoft’s Active Directory, the company’s first attempt at extensible, scalable, enterprise-level directory services. Some beta copies were released in 1997, but final shipment is due later in the year with NT Server 5.0. Given the complexities of impleme nting enterprise directory services, organizations committed to networking NT should start experimenting with Active Directory as soon as possible. Novell-oriented shops will also have their hands full, checking out Novell Directory Services (NDS) for NT (scheduled for release soon) and versions from IBM (for the RS/6000 running AIX, and for S/390 mainframes), as well as from Unix vendors, including Sun, the Santa Cruz Operation (SCO), HP, and Unisys. For many, this will also be the year to start serious testing of the Lightweight Directory Access P rotocol (LDAP).

The Universal Inbox — Byte 1997 — no longer online

Getting Messages via the Universal Inbox — above article republished in New Straits Times in 1998

References to “A printer for all networks”(1993): 1 2