Posted Friday, May 25, 2007 10:33:06 PM by David Stiller
When the concept of orbit was explained to me—this was many, many moons ago, in Canadian grade school—I was riveted. The act of orbiting Earth was, in fact, the act of falling … of falling at such a rate and angle that the falling was continuous. You didn’t ever land, because your trajectory was far enough that the planet’s curvature bent away beneath you.
How does this relate to me today? Well, the phrase, “fallen off the face of the Earth” generally means a person has fallen out of touch, and that definitely describes my blog activity this month. I regret that. I’ve received quite a few emails asking if everything is all right (it is!), if I’ve decided to hang up my blogging hat (no way!), and so on. So that explains the orbit business, because even if I’ve fallen off, I’m still around. ;)
Not long ago, I mentioned with glee that Foundation Flash CS3 for Designers is complete, and wow, that was a naïve misstatement! The actual writing is done, yes, but then Tom and I went through the author review process, where copyeditors tidied up our Word documents. Currently, we’re going through PDF reviews, which is exciting, because I get to see how the pages will look when they’re actually printed. The downside is, all of this takes time. I’m looking forward to free evenings more than I have the energy to express. Those free evenings are almost here! When they are, I’ll be right back in the thick of things. Thanks, sincerely, to everyone who has checked in on me.
Flash CS3 is in the stores now, and it’s great. It’s bringing up all sorts of new questions on the forums, and I’m excited about the continued interest in an application I use practically every day of my life. I’ve got a backlog of blog entries, and I’ll be back soon.
Category tags: On the Personal Side