It Never Rains, But It Pours

Wow, has it ever been a busy and stressful month!

Everyone at have been insanely busy leading up to MAX North America, working on a bunch of projects that were featured at the conference, including working hard to finish v6 of introNetworks, which was completely re-architected as a highly modular system in Flex 2, and which was deployed for the first time for MAX.

Beyond client work, I was putting in a ton of extra hours trying to finish off my AS3 workshop for Toronto, as well as putting together a talk for the onAIR bus tour, and two sessions for MAX. I was also trying to polish off our client-side AS3 spell checking engine ( Spelling Plus Library) for release (more on this a little later this week).

On the home front, my wife and I started moving into our new house in the middle of September. Moving is bad enough, but the house also isn’t complete, so the builders are working around us, and we’re moving in around the builders.

As if this wasn’t enough, our four month old puppy Gir tumbled down a couple of steps and broke his front leg right on the growth plates less than a week before I was supposed to leave for Toronto. We wound up having to rush him 3 hours away for emergency surgery (naturally the local orthopedic vet surgeon had retired a couple weeks prior and his replacement didn’t start for another week), and are now charged with keeping a happy, energetic puppy from running, jumping, or playing for 10 weeks (7 weeks to go). Much love and respect to my wonderful wife for enduring 2 weeks with the little guy on her own in a half finished house while I was on the road!

So, all in all, a very hectic period in my life. If you’ve emailed me and haven’t gotten a response within the next couple days, please ping me again – I’m working to catch up, but want to be sure nothing falls through the cracks. Likewise, I’ll be catching up with a bunch of blog posts, and releasing some cool stuff (including the spelling engine) in the next few days.

Grant Skinner

The "g" in gskinner. Also the "skinner".



  1. Thank you for continuing to share what great stuff you’re up to. Just a head’s up, though, your link to introNetworks has an extra http. :E

  2. Ahh poor little guy. Puppies are so great though. I wish there was some way to keep them pups lol.

    Good luck on the rest of your move. You should post some pics!


  3. What a rough bit of luck, Grant! Hope you get all caught up to your work (and sanity) soon and that your dog has a speedy recovery!

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