My Flash Clock
As an exercise in — something (futility? fastidious-ity?), I re-created my Processing clock using Flash. Lo:
Because Flash is similar to Illustrator, I had more power to make the clock look exactly as I wanted it. In Processing, the power was there, but it required a bit more work to, say, make the slices out of my rings wider than 10 pixels. Sometimes it's useful to be able to grab an object and drag it around, as Flash allows.
Second, like Processing, the animation scripts in Flash are Java. Hooray that whatever ninja-ry I learn in one will be applicable to the other.
I swear that one of these days I'm going to use these tools to tell a science story.