Actionscript / Flash

So I put in a new feature last night and it just totally brought flash to its knees. It’s frustrating because I don’t really know why it bogged down so much. Flash is really fragile — for example I found out recently that declaring variables is REALLY expensive. WTF?

So I’m going to look into porting my prototype over to some other platform. Not sure how I’m going to handle it right now. Any suggestions?

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Things I’ve finished recently…

Wise Man's Fear

The Wise Man’s Fear – The second book in a trilogy that is still in-progress, The Wise Man’s fear was pretty good. I referenced the first book here, in case you’re interested. It was a pretty good read, though it’s really got a Second-Book-Syndrome going for it. Empire Strikes Back was a good flick, but only after I saw Jedi. Waiting for the third book is gonna be hard.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The cartoons, not the movie (shudder). This was REALLY good. … Continue reading

What I’m Playing

Oh man, so much…

I both love and hate this time of year. I was kind of relieved last year when it was a lackluster season.

Phew, here we go:

Games I’m Playing Now:

  • Zelda – Phantom Hourglass
  • Yes, I’m still working on it. I’m gonna finish it because I finish ALL Zelda games, but really this one is near the bottom of my list of favorite Zelda Games. I think I’ve written about it before, but I REALLY don’t agree with a number of decisions they made in this game. Especially the retraversal of the sea temple. I’ve … Continue reading