Blimey, I’d forgotten about that

I was self-googling earlier, just to see to myriad places in which I appear these days. It’s amazing what you can dig up doing that.

Years ago, back when I used to work in the CBT industry, I spent a lot of time copying and pasting graphics things in and out of Photoshop. You know, things like For this diagram, turn on layers 1,3,6,17 and 20, then when use user clicks the button, turn on layers 2, 5, 6, 14 and 21. Eventually I tired of this and put together a series of Photoshop actions to make these things easier. Turn on the layers you need, click the button and you’ve got a finished graphic to put into your multimedia thingy – that sort of thing.

The thing is, I had entirely forgotten that I’d even made this thing, let alone that I’d uploaded somewhere. So as you can imagine, it was quite a surprise when I found that it’s still floating around in the Adobe Studio Exchange. What’s more, 3365 people have downloaded it over the years. Bonkers. I’ve no idea if it even works with a modern version of Photoshop.

OK, so it’s not that amazing.

7 Responses to “Blimey, I’d forgotten about that”

1. comment_author_url)) { ?> Simon Simon

Wasn’t as good as my yellow fuzz action :-p

2. comment_author_url)) { ?> Olly Olly

Ah, the good old yellow fuzz. It was like a ray of sunshine amongst the 192,192,192 grey :)

3. comment_author_url)) { ?> Rich Rich

I can’t self-google, I just end up with lots of “quality furniture”.

4. comment_author_url)) { ?> Sara Sara

That is pretty damn cool!

5. comment_author_url)) { ?> grant grant

I seem to be:

1. A New Zealand based rodeo rider,
2. A comic book journalist/rviewer,
3. A gay man looking to get into modeling and
4 A contributor to the 1993 vintage Alien(s) FAQ on usenet.
5. I was born in 1888

Two of the above are or were true, to an extent.

6. comment_author_url)) { ?> Olly Olly

Thanks Sara :)

Grant – was that 1 and 3? ;-)

7. comment_author_url)) { ?> grant grant

Nah. 1 and 5. I look good for my age. :-)