Yesterday I got back from my mothers place where I had been celebrating my birthday. Today I finished the C++ tutorial and then went on to learn basic Java. It's not really difficult at all. In fact, it's actually easy, but it will probably take some time until one learns all the packages that are available for use.
After that, I setup my computer so it's now able to play DivX ;-) files, which my girlfriend likes very much. We have a plan to put a terminal in the living room and store movies on our DLT tapedrive.