Sunday

No client work for me today… Just me and “Essential ActionScript 3.0”. Very hard to focus on study. Much better to play. I really need to add a Flash bits section to the website – for Flash practice and experiments. Maybe I’ll do that first, tee hee…. Study Later 🙂

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computer repair

Ahhh – it’s good to have the MacBook Pro back in business. Yes, indeedy that was lightning fast. Gotta love AppleCare. I called them on the 18th, they shipped out a box and had my computer in their hands by the 21st. Worked on it that day and send it back to me by the 22nd. Miraculous. Inconceivable…. and free. They replaced the display panel and the Main Logic Board. Not a bad deal at all. I am very happy. 🙂 (big smile)

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Dell

So it’s day one without my computer (sent it to apple for repair). I’m using my Dell PC which I’ve only ever used to check websites that I have built on a PC to make sure they appear correctly. I thought since I’d be using it I should install McAfee Virus software… so 40 bucks later I have a one year subscription and a download and install that took forever. After install my computer slowed right down to a crawl. So I uninstalled it and I’m, back up and running. Also I thought I might be able to stream Hulu TV from the PC to the XBox but thatwas a flop too. XBox won’t see my computer. I think it has to be running windows Vista. Either that or it was that damn Mcafee software. I wonder why you can’t get interner right on your TV through XBox since it sees the network and it gets netflix so it must be able to talk to the internet….

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Today

Today was a wash – discovered that my computer has a monitor problem this morning. So Ran it over to the authorized dealer in Mt Kisco who wanted to keep it for a week… or two. So brought it back home. Figured it’s safer to send it to apple. They are sending a box tomorrow. I will be without my laptop for “a week or two”! crap. I’ve got the old tower still but, well, it’s the “old” computer. Oh wait I’ve got the Dell laptop too so I’ll still be able to lie in bed and update the blog and FB! I’ll be fine.

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bluedawg site

Tweaked the site a bit today – new logo, new background watercolor. A few other small things that seam to pull it together a little more.

I’m not sure I like it that much better than the old one except for that it has more to it than the old one in that it has the “share” icons and the gallery has much more stuff in it…. and it is search engine friendly. The other being all Flash was not. So I suppose it is better. Even if it doesn’t look better.

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Today I learned…

That things are often easier than I think they are going to be. Especially when I’m thinking about action script and code.

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Nothing new today…

Worked all day on Taunton Holiday promo. Will be on it for a month or so. Trying to think of something new I learned today… can’t think of anything except don’t really see the sense of ex4 syntax. I mean the point of xml is to have the xml external right? To be fair I havn’t looked into it that much but it seams like a way of writing xml in your action script… I don’t think I’ll ever want to do that 🙂 I am really enjoying designing and building these promotional games. I wish they were going to be reused. I’ll have to give that some thought… how to reuse them.

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Advantages of remaining a free agent

Was excited to get my new portfolio site out there. Hmmm – but the job boards well, seams there are less jobs out there than ever. My search returned less than 5. Not encouraging. I’m glad I have some stuff going or I’d be really scared. I see it as an opportunity to keep learning and keep growing. I’ve worked in a few places where the people have been there forever and it’s not hard to see the advantages of remaining a free agent.

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