3 Nov 2000 matman   » (Observer)

First post ;) Funny, I've never done that before.

I'll introduce myself. I'm Mat, a 19 year old student in London Ontario. I was silly, and didn't work too hard in high school - too busy fiddling with other things. So, instead of being enrolled in university, I just use it's library. At the moment I'm enrolled in an MCSE course, because I know that if I don't have someone teach it to me, I wont learn windows 2000 very quickly, as I don't use MS operating systems anymore if I can help it.

The course is alright, but for the first month I found that I knew WAY more than the teacher. Now we're on to topics that she knows more about, which is less annoying. Fortunatly, I got money back for the first month, as it was pretty useless.

I'm actually doing the company's website. That's one of the things that I do - web sites. I think that I do them pretty well. Another project that I'm working on is a web based testing engine for a driving school. I'm focusing on backend functionality now, and cleaning my code up where I can. Infact, I'm rewriting a big piece of code that I had just finished - it didn't give me good vibes, so I'm cleaning it up. You know, defining object interfaces and data structures before coding anything, using more sane error handling, more error checking, general tidying.

I do most of my programming in PHP so far; I had gotten pretty good at TCL in the past though. I'm dabbling in C and Eiffel lately as well; Eiffel seems pretty neat, and it has been highly recommended to me. I hope that I can pick it up sometime soon.

I have a general direction in which I want my career to go. Network security. I'm trying to pick up a wide variety of knowledge and understanding so that I can comprehend how everything works togeather a little more fully.

I've got a big wad of cash from my parents to live off of for a few months, but I'll have to be getting a job soon. I hope that I'll be able to get one related to my interests that jives with my schedule.

Anyway, now you know a bit about me. Thanks for reading. :)

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