Popfly public beta!

As Steve Ballmer announced this morning, Popfly (my day job) is now open to the public!  All you need is a Windows Live ID.  This morning I decided to use Popfly to show a noticeable trend in my books:

Tip: Click MashOut -> Tweak this from the little overlay to experiment with customizing this little app with your own data.

Of course, this trend in page count is also easy to see in person:

To keep the trend going, I guess my next project is going to be a pamphlet on Popfly! 🙂  Actually, I promised my wife that my writing days are over, so the next value in the sequence is 0.  I’m happy to let someone else do the writing for a change.  In fact, I see that a book is actually already planned for Popfly!  Awesome!

By the way, I’ve gotten some emails from people who pre-ordered Silverlight 1.0 Unleashed asking why Amazon is giving weird information about the ship date.  Don’t worry… they should be starting to ship already!  As you can see from the above photo, I’ve already gotten a copy!

Comments (6)

  1. Blair says:

    I hope you are right about the shipping. 🙂

    My delivery date is 27th to the 31st of December.

    See below:

    Items not yet shipped:

    Delivery estimate: December 27, 2007 – December 31, 2007 1 of: ASP.NET AJAX in Action [Illustrated]

    Sold by: Amazon Export Sales, Inc.

    1 of: Silverlight 1.0 Unleashed

    Sold by: Amazon Export Sales, Inc.

  2. Raymon says:

    I got a very similar email.  Could you provide an update at all about the book and if it is out, out and not shipping for amazon, not shipping until December, etc.


  3. Blair says:

    Hi Adam,

    My order from Amazon has not changed.  Have you heard anything else about your book.

  4. Carlos says:

    Hi Adam, I just got your newest book and I’m loving it! It’s somewhat sad for me that you promised to stop writing to your wife 😛 but hey, I really appreciate the effort you put in your previous books (With some luck in a few years we’ll have another gem from you) Thanks a lot!

  5. I just read your book cover to cover. I give it my highest rating! With you book I was easily able to put an animation on my Silverlight toolbar. This had me stumped for a week. You explained exactly how animations work and covered topics that are not in the official documentation (I also read that cover to cover). You showed how you can assign a "To" for the animation in JavaScript. You book has hundreds of other examples of things that you cannot find anywhere else. The writing is clear and the examples are strait to the point.