13 Dec 2001 buckley   » (Apprentice)

-={ Coding }=-

Not much as been done for school programming lessons, as they continue to go well. Background C studying did meant something afterall. I've been reading alot about cpp aka c++, and am learning data structures under thsi environment. More coding has been done concerning to Raw Sockets in C. I'm making a mailer in c, which can get pretty useful as a Mailing List manager or something, as soon as we give it a "shape". I spent some time this night upgrading a shell script by prla which consists on adding to a tar.gz the pages of the diary of a specified Advogato user. Using "diff -f file1 file2 >> exists" and [ -f exists ] I tried to implement a funcionality which determined which was the last page of one's diary. Didn't work as I expected. The original code can be seen here and my trying to correct it can be seen here. Some other stuff concerns to sysadmin'ing theories and books and reading about the CORBA project.

-={ Listening }=-

Basically SoundTracks. I've been listening to the *awesome* XFiles Soundtrack and *yet more awesome* High Fidelity Soundtrack, as to Joseph Arthur (Come where you belong) and dEUS (No more loud music). Randomly have been playing too Mr Bungle's and Tool's Bootlegs.

-={ Reading }=-

Willian Gibson's Neuromancer and Franz Kafka's Amerika.
Technical Reading: Networking Standards by William Stallings, Unix Network Programming, C in a NutShell and C The programming language by Dennis Ritchie and Brian Kernighan.

-={ Oddities }=-

I've been sleeping very little, and feeling little or no necessity to do it. The truth is that the extra hours are really needed for me to improve my skills. Is this wrong? After all, I'm just 18... it shouldn't happen anything wrong to me. Eating is also out of schedule, as my hungerstriked happen aroung 3 pm and 4:30 am. I'm gonna get myself killed one of this days. I've been reading Marcello's interview on SlashDot, which I found pretty hillarious as he answered everything *really* briefly. The replies are yet more hillarious. A must.

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