I’ve wanted one of these things for years but just never felt I needed one enough to splash out. So thanks to Liz, my very generous sis-in-law, sharing a bit of a windfall in the form Amazon vouchers I finally have one!
It nearly didn’t happen though because Amazon have stopped delivering electronics and other bits and pieces to Ireland. I won’t go into details but its been discussed at length on
Michele Neylon’s blog. Mucho thanks to Eadaoin for the suggestion and execution of getting it delivered to family in the North and dropping it down to the Pale.
Anyway, I started messing about straight away. Didn’t really know what I was doing or wanted to do and it shows!
I think I prefer the thing I scribbled together in 3 minutes. It takes a bit of getting used to but it might be a better substitution for a mouse too. Although, the one annoying thing is that you end up holding the pen while you type. Anyway, Yeeeay new toy. I’ll be having lots of fun with this and it’ll make my graphical work so much easier. Thanks Liz!
I’ve been doing lots of flash banners in work recently. Like this and this. Part of me feels dirty. When anyone ever asks me “isn’t that ad hilarious!?” I smile and grunt politely while thinking “No. It’s an Ad! It’s part of the life sucking force that is advertising and marketing. How could it be funny?!” And web advertising is twice as annoying. Except maybe for the fact that you learn to completely blank them out. Except when the fuckers start flashing.
But. The other part of me is thinking, “I’m sitting here all day, messing about with Flash animation and someone is paying me for this!”. Although I’m not sure how much longer I can last. I think Flash might just be the culprit who’s brought my RSI back with a vengeance and good old goat boy would be turning in his grave.
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