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.
Yow... decided recently that I needed to get out of the cargo cult coder mentality that I think I'm dropping into.. (had an absolutely hilarious review where I thought I sorta sucked at keeping my Swing frontend bug free, and management turned out to be pretty happy with it.... well, pretty nice for the ego to be told that you're doing a good job when you thought you weren't, heh heh heh)
So, took a corporate copy of "Code complete" home, and borrowed "Rapid development" by the same author from my old uni. library..and read it cover to cover (and am re-re-reading it
In other news: a few ppl I know (and yours truly) like the Mozilla feature of tabbed browsing, so I decided to try out the new Mozilla (0.9 ?).. I already use a tabbed browser, but that's just IE windows with a tabbed interface (think NeoPlanet)..so, I installed and tried it out (P3 700-ish with 256mb of RAM)... flame on, but it was a bit disappointing... it took quite a bit of hard disk churn to switch to Mozilla from another app, the tabbed browsing feature wasn't as intuitive as I'd have wanted (new hotkey, aaargh