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There's a reason I haven't been updating my journal much lately- my life is BORING! Yes, there I said it. I worked all last week on my paper for network systems, it got turned in today. I have one real final and it's tomorrow. Aside from that I'm leading a typical life. And for now I'm okay with that.

Today I'm listening to the Beatles and waiting for a guy in my statics class to call me so we can go over the take-home final together. Don't I just spend my whole life waiting on men?

I lost my planner. Yeah, I know, FLASH! But if I had to pick a week to lose my planner, this would be a good one, because as I've said before there's nothing happening and nothing scheduled to happen. I've looked all around the department and I'm pretty sure it's gone forever, so I guess that's one more thing for me to buy after Christmas.

So, since I'm doing nothing these days, I've made the following Christmas Break Resolutions, to all be completed before January 11, 2002:
1) Learn Perl
2) Read at least three books, not counting the perl one
3) See LOTR
4) Get along wonderfully with mother
5) Do excercise tape at least every other day
6) Find perfect room organization scheme
7) Do not gain weight
8) Get amazing haircut
9) Fix all computers in parent's house, including but not limited to Dad's old shitty Cyrix, Laura's formerly (but not anymore) perfect K6, and whatever else we drag into the mix over break.
10) develop Inner Poise (this is straight from Bridget Jones' Diary, which I constantly identify with. I think in british accents now)
11) Become Senior Design Project

Beautiful.

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gandalfgreyhame
Dec. 10th, 2001 02:37 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, Perl
Oooh, Perl. If you were planning to get that big O'Reilly camel book, I've got it and I'll sell it to you like (I've discovered that any sort of programming just doesn't 'click' with me, my brain seems to be more arts-and-humanities-abstracting-type rather than exacting-computer-science type). It retails for $50, so $27-ish shipped sounds like a fair price to me (its in good condition). If you're interested, lemme know.

-David
wyldfire
Dec. 10th, 2001 03:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Ooooh, Perl
Perl is a NASTY language to learn, particularly if you're not geared toward programming to begin with. Heck, I am a programmer by hobby and profession, and I gave up on Perl because I just didn't feel it was worth the effort.

My point is, just because Perl didn't click with you doesn't mean other things might not. Check out Python for instance, it's a lot nicer ;)
gandalfgreyhame
Dec. 10th, 2001 03:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Ooooh, Perl
Hey, shush! I'm trying to sell a book here :P

I've been slugging through C a bit, and its been alright, but certainly solidifies the decision I made to stay away from a computer-career at all costs :P
spacefem
Dec. 10th, 2001 03:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Ooooh, Perl
thanks, but I already have Elements of Perl (Johnson). I read it was better than the beloved camel for people like me who aren't really programmers. I'm a BASIC and HTML diva, but I've never really had the chance to learn anything else, so we'll see how it goes.
isabeau
Dec. 10th, 2001 05:49 pm (UTC)
Perl is good. Perl is actually one of my favorite languages, computerwise. ^_^ (Okay, I don't know how to do a lot of the Fancy Tricks[tm] that can be done with perl, but it's useful and fun and I find it fairly straightforward. then again, I'm a computer geek.)

If you want help with it, let me know...
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