Too Slow

Do you ever wake up in the morning ready to go with a great attitude and then things surrounding you just seem to foil it?  That happened to me this morning.  Due to the morning light that I’m not used to, I was awake earlier than usual, so I was up before my alarm.  On some days this is a good thing, others, not so much.

Getting up early and not hitting snooze means I get to my car earlier, which generally means less traffic and getting to work early.  Foiled!  After trotting out to my car early, toting my tea and lunch, I noticed a strange sheen to my car.  Ice!  Yes, the windshield had frosted up, not with your typical frost, but with ice.  So since I was cold and I couldn’t see out of my mirrors to see if a car was coming, I sat there with the defrost blaring until the ice melted.  From that point on, though there seemed to be little traffic, I seemed to be stuck behind every slow vehicle.

It’s election day and I left early for Pete’s sake!  I still got to  work a little early, in time to stop at the grocery store and pick up some ‘accoutrement’ items for lunch.  Thank goodness for the self-check lanes being redone.  Yay.  So 5 minutes later I’m at work, only to start up my computer to errors in explorer.exe.  Nooooo!!!!!!  So lets just say that my computer is not performing at its best and luckily all I have to do is write my blog.  Now if I was to have to do any actual work, that might be another reason to bang my head against the wall.

So this weekend I’m heading down to Philly for Flash Camp.  It’s a $45 all day series of ‘lectures’ where I can pick and choose what I want to learn about.  I thought it would be a great idea to pop in on the cheap and start to push into some of the development that I’ve always wanted to do but didn’t have the time or drive to learn on my own.  Honestly, it’s hard to pick something new up when on a daily basis I work with things I didn’t think I could do yesterday.

I’ll be heading to the Flex related workshops, maybe taking in a bit of air, but I’m always game to learn some Flash.  From what everyone has been saying, it sounds like basic to intermediate topics will be covered, and that’s about where I sit with those technologies.  My thinking is that most development at this point will start leaning away from straight html and Coldfusion into a hybrid of rich Internet applications including flash, javascript and a server side technology (Coldfusion), this is the way to go.  So I’m excited and a little nervous all at the same time.  Hopefully I’ll bring back some good ideas to use at DDA in our interactive websites.