Monday, December 29, 2008

Living in Asansol and studying in NIT, Durgapur meant that I could literally avoid staying at the hostel. Inspite of the very bad condition and worse food of Hall 2, one of the few things that made me stay back, even on weekends, was our LAN. I might also add that I didn't even know how to switch on a computer before I came to this college. I could just program in LOGO and BASIC if somebody switched the machine on and started MS DOS so anyway I was hungry for anything there was to know about computers and Windows XP. Then one day I came across a folder shared on the LAN called "Flash Tutorials". I had already been a student of this college and of the CSE department no less, for more than three semesters, so it was pretty hard to get myself to study whats in the normal curriculum let alone a tutorial about something I hadn't heard about in someone else's computer. The only thing that drew me to that folder was most of the files in the folder, with the .swf extension, would not open because I did not have the required software. So I got curious ,looked for the software in the internet and found out that i needed a Flash Player. So I installed it and opened the files. They were tutorials on how to use Macromedia Flash Professional 8.0. They left me awstruck and I've been in love with it since. I've learned quite a bit over this time and want to share my knowledge with those who are new to the magic that is Flash!!  

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