Friday, May 13, 2011


I have had a busy week. For a start there has been a huge amount of TV that i have struggled to keep up with. Two episodes of The Apprentice and two Eurovision semi-finals ate up a lot of my evenings. I have more or less caught up now with everything anyway.

To add to my busyness i have been on a Adobe Flash training course the last couple of days at the NTI. Its been a long time coming, i think i first asked about being allowed to go on such a course 3 or 4 years ago. Better late than never though of course there is a lot of noise about Flash being old skool and HTML5 taking over. Well that won't happen for some time yet and the installed base for Flash is huge so i suspect i will have the chance to try out my newly learned skills. Flash isn't quite as old as COBOL and thats still going around, i can write in that too incidentally.

Its nice to get out of the office and learn something new. To be honest this is probably the first formal computer training i've had since i graduated in Software Engineering 15 years ago! Since then i've had to learn a lot of new stuff but its always been on the job, its good to learn something new without the pressure of deadlines and impending death if i fail.

NTI is a great venue, their coffee is a lot better than the stuff we have in the office too though urine from the last leper in Hell probably is better as well to be honest.

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