tinman spent a few years mucking around industry before going back to school for a Masters. Currently not enjoying the weather in North England..
He wrote Perl that looked suspiciously like C code in 1998, while working as an intern, and has been trying to cure that bad habit ever since.
Some experiments with classloaders and reflection to keep me occupied this week. I do have other work to finish, but having written an eval style plugin system in Perl ages ago, I was curious to see how Java implements it.
A bit tricky, but seems ok, so far.
Also figured out LaTex, well, some parts of it, at least. I like it. I don't think it will ever completely replace Open Office or Word for me, but I am reasonably fast in writing things without referring to the markup references. Ultimately, I just used Cygwin and tossed specialized GUI editors out. My supervisor was trying to egg me onto using Emacs. scowl. Never!