Since school is starting in roughly a month I’ve been trying to do as much programming as possible to refresh my brain. It has, after all, been a while since I’ve done any serious programming. The only real problem is what do I write? Its like writer’s block, only for computer scientists. So I decided I’d pull out the only C++ textbook I own, Absolute C++ by Walter Savitch. Now, it didn’t make “the list” but its good enough for now. I’m anxious to buy my Java textbook actually. Though I’m not a fan of Java (based more on the programs I’ve used written in it than my actually haven written it) its what they’re going to be teaching me so I might as well get a heard start. Yay Java I guess.
Ever since we started #tuxforums on Freenode I’ve been spending a lot more time on IRC. Because of that I actually went through the trouble of configuring xchat to make more the way I like it. Truth be told there is a lot you can do it, but not a lot you want to take the time to worry about. It only takes a couple of minutes to go through the menu and see all your options, but do you really want to go through all of that trouble? Nope. I did find some nifty tricks in their FAQ, perhaps I’ll post more on that later. Finally, I did a cloak put on my name. I am currently unaffiliated. Anybody want to claim me? I’m free.
Enjoy the Penguins!