So everyone has been breaking my back over using SlideShare to distribute my presentations – and for a good reason: It’s not open and it uses a proprietary distribution format. Don’t get me wrong, I love SlideShare, but for what I was using it for (a way to embed presentations into a blog post), I think I can do a little bit better.
Just to make it clear: I didn’t want to run off in my own direction to build and host these things, I’d rather have just kept using SlideShare. So I sat down with WireShark and figured out where the indvdual slides for my presentations were being stored, on Amazon S3. However, it completely burst my bubble as they’re storing the individual slides as SWFs, rather than as images. Oh well. If anyone knows if they store raw images anywhere, let me know!