I've got my computer! Now, everything is as it should be in my world.
I'm skipping classes to hang out at the computer society. Not good. I have lost all motivation for my math courses. I wonder where it went and how I'm supposed to get it back.
And no, it's not because of the World Trade Center disaster. Sure, it's awful, but not more so than mass executions and ethnic cleansing in Africa or former Jugoslavia. It certainly hasn't changed my world view notably. And of course ESR doen't speak for me, as usual.
I'm sitting in a lab on campus, helping people I don't know with lisp. I'm not good at lisp, but I'm better than them. I wish I had a programming course this term. But I haven't. Only maths. Calculus and linear algebra. Bah. Must eat. Food. Then sleep.
I've got somewhere to live! I'm happy now! Weee!
I shouldn't be a Journeyer, though.
Maybe more later.
Agh. Moving from a user-friendly Debian system with at least a year's worth of configuration files to Solaris boxen without most of my favourite software is certainly a painful experience. CDE sucks, pine sucks, Solaris vi sucks. Bigtime.
Discovered some sort of clash between mutt (which I had to install) and procmail, probably related to locking. Fills up my mailboxes with null bytes occasionally. Hmmm...
Cut my hair today. Now it's much more maintainable, which is good considering that I have some interesting times ahead of me, with no place to live... A real rock 'n roll lifestyle.
PyQt compilation is *extremely* slow. I'm thinking about writing a PyQt backend for anygui, hoping that it won't be so hard now that I've done a PyGTK one already. I only have to learn Qt, but that can't be much harder than GTK+, methinks. We'll see...
Things are looking good. I've actually written some code in the last couple of days, which feels nice. Before, every time I've tried to join a project I've been very enthusiastic the first days, participated in some discussion and so on, but when it came to implementing the ideas, I'd run out of steam (hi, civil guys! sorry...). This time, however, I've actually managed to produce some code for the anygui project, specifically a PyGTK backend. It's only 200 lines of ripped-off Python, but it's mine (and it works, mostly)! I was starting to think I wasn't meant to be a programmer.
In other news, reality sucks. I'm going back to school, but in a new town, and I haven't even got a lead on an apartment. Hopefully, something will present itself. I hate having to deal with such practical problems though. I wish life was more like my daydreams.
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