I sort of logged into Monks. Hallelujah! Enlightenment comes to those who wait.
Things with class are going well; my 135 class is starting to become particularly helpful at this point. With Blogger, I'm keeping up-to-date lecture notes and homework lists.
Quick Addendum: Bleaching the thermos seems to have fixed the problem. Guess I'll just have to bleach it every now and again. Also, I haven't found any expert-system-building thingie in Perl yet, but I did locate some sort of extension to CLIPS that's in Perl and lets you use Perl. Perhaps I can do what I need with that...not that there's much I need to do.