I got up to see the Leonid meteor shower only to discover an overcast sky with a full moon right in the clear spot with no clouds. Quite a bummer. I guess I will have to wait 30 years to see the next one.
In the meantime, I found this article by Greg Burch on Shared local Objects which is quite good. If you ever wondered what these things were, consider thinking of it as a cookie on steroids. With 100k of space (by default and customizable) and capable of storing anything from a simple variable to an Array() or XML Object, this is one item not to be overlooked in your Flash MX toolbox.
I also found a simple sample of SSO in action by ericd.