Well, I worked more on the ninjas game. i got to say that reworking the tutorials is an interesting way to learn. Code, test, bug correction, test some more, more fixes. Makes me smile, alot actually. It is interesting to me to watch code take on its own life while i work out issues and plan enhancements, especially with SVN coding for notes on revisions and what i am changing. So far between learning and tutorial coding things are becoming clear.
Thus, I am making forward training progress. And my own ideas are starting to form. I like storm8's style platform, but dislike several of thier games. So maybe i can do better. Only time will tell.