First on my list. Paludis. Lots of small Paludis updates. First I was added to Planet Paludis. Very sexy, though I do need to work on this hackergotchi thing again. It looks terrible on Planet Paludis for some reason. I’ve already made like 6 versions of it, one for every website I upload it too. Oh yes, and since I already spread propaganda =) I found my new cloak on IRC fitting,
[steveno] (n=steveno@paludis/cheerleader/steveno): Steven Oliver
Oh yes, I almost forgot. I also found on the hard way your not allowed to discuss Paludis on #gentoo. Because its not officially supported. Says who? So all of those people having trouble with masked packages in the tree can’t get help there? That’s all Paludis is. Another masked package in the tree. I have not yet tested to see if its a conspiracy or not. I will soon though. If I get bashed for recommending pkgcore I’ll be satisfied.
I have decided that you can’t really beat g/vim. And I have also decided that while regex is a very powerful tool, I don’t really like it. That might having something to do with the fact I didn’t come up with it so I find it awkward and a regular expression of pain. Yes, that was an intentional pun. I like to run things on the K.I.S.S. principle. Keep It Simple Stupid. I don’t really find regex simple. If it were simple more people would master it. Sort of like awk. If it were easy everyone would do it.
In not such small news. I got a job. Thank goodness! I was afraid I would be penniless and bankrupt. So pray I can do whatever it is they expect me to do. Wow, I guess it sounds really bad I’m not even totally sure what I’m about to get paid to do.
Speaking of not knowing what I’m doing. I have come face to face with a terrible dilemma. I am, as you may know, enrolled at Hood College in Maryland to start my Master’s. Living in Fairmont puts me all of 20 minutes from West Virginia University. That opposed to three hours from Hood. Tough one huh? I’ve never been a huge WVU fan but this is like looking a gift horse in the mouth if I don’t at least look into transferring. The question is though, do I really want to??
I got my Java textbook in the mail the other day. I hate it already and I haven’t written the first line of code. It looks so much like Visual Basic its disgusting. I think comparing anything to VB is large enough of an insult that isn’t a need to go much further.
Enjoy the Penguins!