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    I created this Flash-based fansite as homage to Krisin Kreuk, the lovely and talented actress and star of the very popular TV show Smallville. But it also served as the framework for the website of my friend and uniquely creative photographer Una Petrino. A bit of a labor of love in both cases but I employed a number of new Flash optimization techniques such a preloading photos from an external XML file.

    Now that it is done, I’m not planning to keep up with the content so enjoy it while it lasts.

    I created this Flash game over a long weekend on a bit of a lark to see if I could generate enough revenue from the Dusty Brand Clothing affiliate program (they were paying out 4% on every tee purchased). The idea was to repeat the viral success I had with the Winky Tiki game and earn enough dough to pay for my hosting.

    Unfortunately, the company shuttered its “virtual” doors before the ball really got rolling (never got to do a proper viral seeding). The company was started by two business grad students from Bentley College as a school project. I read they made over $250,000 which goes to show you sex sells (not really).

    Nevertheless, the game was well received and for a few weeks it drove several thousand uniques to the website.

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    Though I don’t normally do political websites, I made an exception when friend and existing client Darek Shapiro (see Environmental Architecture) decided to run for Stamford Mayor under the Green Party ticket. A good man with good ideas, especially on how Stamford can be a greener city. Check out his views and get involved at DarekShapiro.com.

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    Since 1996, The Breast Cancer Alliance has been a major force for breast cancer research, education, and outreach. The nonprofit is the 4th largest private funding provider to breast cancer research in the United States, raising over a million dollars each year from grants and charitable events like the Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show (attended by over 800 contributors). We are happy to do our part for this incredible organization by donating our time to the upkeep and promotion of the official online home of The Breast Cancer Alliance.

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    As a subdivision of Treasure Hunt Adventures, The Great Central Park Treasure Hunt is a do-it-yourself map-based treasure hunt designed for families. You buy a full-color orienteering map to find clues that ultimately spell out a secret message for a treasure you claim online. This is the first of many City-based treasure hunts. In addition to expanding the existing website (did the parent site 9 months ago), I created a few banner ads and this in-site orienteering game.

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