18 Aug 2001 andrewsj   » (Journeyer)

I had written my diary entry already, but unfortunately I have learned that Internet Explorer can crash at the worst times.

I want very much to be programming in SDL again, but haven't got sdl_image and sdl_mixer to work under Mac OS X, so I am spinning my wheels. Anyone with any info, contact me!!!

While cooking dinner (more later on it), I listened forf a while to TechNetCast, and most interesting was a stream about .net. It gave a lot of talk about what exactly CLR is and what it means. The speaker gave a lot of interesting remarks about java, and open source. He said that Sun is doing the same stuff as .net and that both teams (M$ & Sun) have been working off of each others work. Interestingly he gave a very nice compliment to open source, calling us the artists. He compared VB programmers and the sort to liquor salesmen (ok, to really get this listen to the stream).

My last thing of the day has been cooking. I have tried once again to make risotto, and it came out much better this time. Cooking is my third love (after my fiance Emily Janovyak, whom I will marry next summer, and open source programming). I really wish I could attend some cooking classes or lessons. Maybe I can get an internship at a nice eatery, and learn on weekends (although I don't think my resume which is all technical and greenhouse work would really impress them at all). Maybe someday....

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