i spent the day working on a simple demo to show some director animation techniques using flash elements. one of the complaints the boss man had yesterday was the graphics were moving around too slow. once it was done,
i would submit it to the client to demonstrate my coding skills. in reality, there hardly was any coding, and any speed improvement was a direct result of using a faster CPU than anything to do with lingo. came the end of the day i uploaded the sample and got word that the boss man has "renewed confidence" in my abilities. it's weird, i've been working on these projects for the past 2 months, and with the project a month away from deadline, they decide to test me now. so finally this sorry chapter is over, and i can get back to my regularly scheduled programming.
a couple of things worth mentioning: i have a new weblog fan from vietnam who likes to be called che (as in guevara), some publishing company in australia might want to use one of my photos (coincidentally enough, it's a vietnam photo, they're going to pay me $150 australian dollars), got in touch with another client to confirm some projects for december-january, paula showed me some photos she and jonathan took while in africa, and i chatted with mandy from new york about her ibook drama. in the evening i had some kind of swanson microwave frozen tv dinner, then ordered a processor upgrade card for my father's mac (if it works well, i'll get one for myself).