One of my resolutions for 2004 is to get into Flash MX. I can't put it off forever. There are some serious projects on the horizon that demand proficiency in this software. Director seems to be heading into more of a niche market than before, as it's younger sibling gets more and more ubiquitous.
I've purchased various books, one I'm going through right now is Derek Franklin's Flash MX book (I mentioned this in my 8 September blog) - I don't know why, but my eyes seem to glaze over with all things Flash. I guess this is a measure of its success now, it's part of the World Wide Web canvas (btw, congrats on the knighthood, Tim Berners-Lee!) so for me, I don't get so hyped up by it, like before.
Jaw Wars would be my pet project for my first personal venture into Flash. Flash is certainly advanced enough to cater for most genres of games, so Jaw Wars should be child's play. There is another publication I'd like to get about Flash MX and games. I've browsed through it at various bookshops to know it's a worthwhile buy, but it would be in addition to some books on Coldfusion MX that I want to get too. Not quite there yet in terms of budget!
The beginning of the year for me always brings a sense of wanting to do more with my website. But I cannot hide from the fact that updating the site like before, bores me. Don't be surprised if one day this year, the site will go through the meat grinder and come out as a more focused, more interesting place to visit.