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Ah .... The World Is But A Dream

This one took me 2 full days and all night. I began the day before yesterday, in the afternoon and continued through the night, continuing without sleep until 12 noon. Then I slept for 4 hours. Then yesterday I continued all afternoon and again through the night, until morning. It is now 5:30 a.m. and I am so tired that I somehow inadvertently saved a flattened version over top of my layered PSD. Thankfully I had already completed the image, but I always like to keep the layered files, just in case I need to fix something later, or if I need to refer to some layer. I didn't realize I was that tired, so my fingers somehow slipped on the keys, pressing "Save" instead of "Save As". It was only after closing Photoshop that I realized what happened, so I couldn't go back in the History palette to recover the layered version.


I've had 10 days vacation off from school over Christmas. I've been mostly spinning my wheels, trying to learn Flash Actionscript 3. For some reason the concepts just don't seem to sink in, ie: the variables, functions, event handlers, curly brackets, quotation marks, arrays, square brackets, and so on. It's been like one step forward, two steps back. I've studied for days but don't seem to have made much progress. If I had to create a project from scratch using Actionscript, I wouldn't remember which needs the event listener & what arguments are empty and where to put the :void. But I am determined to conquer this beast ... I subscribe to both and and watch their online videos over and over to the point where I am dreaming in Actionscript. But for some reason I still couldn't code my way out of a soggy paper bag to save my life.

My Christmas and New Year's Wish is to somehow get all this code to stick to my brain cells.


Now I will go to bed and take a long, luxurious sleep.


Happy New Year !! :-)

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Taken on July 16, 2007