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.
The summary of the intervening days/weeks/months (yikes!) since my last journal entry...
Alternately busy doing Oracle forms stuff and jobless (when a component is released, you get a few days to cleanup and potter around office doing nothing much in particular), discovered ancient (I mean pre-1998) games, became totally enthralled with Civilization (yeah, the first one), and have spent countless hours sucking really really bad at it, finished up my lectures at the local university for the semester, and finally (!!) got 4 project students off my hands (they submitted their projects and had vivas)
But more about Civ (yup, as usual with me, I have ALL the enthusiasm of a new convert), I'm scouring the local software places for a copy of Civ 2 (I want to play them in order, call me obsessive), but no one seems to be interested in old games!! All the junk they had on offer seemed to be variations of shoot em ups, with INSANE graphics and CPU requirements.. (Yeah, I REALLY need to play Unreal clone XXX again, no thanks
Now what do I do ?