Flash components are terrific. They're little bundles of functionality that can be used over and over. But when is it good to create a component and when is it better to leave something as Actionscript code?
Shutdown Day encourages people to leave the computer off for a day. I wasn't given a choice.
I figured out how to share persistent data across different domains using Shared Objects after doing some poking around in Flash. An ancient article, Flash Shared Object Cross Domain Trick, got me started on the problem. Turns out it's not so difficult.