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.
No, not really bored.. but everyone else in the team is off at a client site doing a deployment hackathon.. being in another project, I am out of things, so I am in the happy situation of not having officially assigned work..
Decided that I didnt really know how to program Windows (its true, I dont.. I only do server stuff), so needed to learn something that would let me program in it.. I know a bit of wxPython and Tk, but hmm, it didnt seem quite right.. so installed Delphi.. (yes, because I have no wish to spend $$$ on VS.NET right now.. maybe I can work on it at my old university, must check)
so far, so good.. its Pascal like and I was always a C person, as opposed to a Pascal person, but the syntax isnt that hard.. fumbled around for ages trying to get a messagebox to pop up, couldnt figure out the parameters, so made another form that looked like a message box (sigh).. need to read something on the language and I can be halfway productive in it.
Started playing badminton again and realized exactly how unfit I was.. *sob* 15 minutes on the court and I am panting and gasping for breath, yikes..