19 Jul 2002 mattr   » (Journeyer)


I managed to get a good bit done last night / this morning before my pre-day-job nap. Revamping the queue is my current task. The contribution queue in place right now was thrown together in a night or two and generally sucks. The new and improved, kinder, gentler queue will, if nothing else, suck less.

What's neat is the fact that I'm learning so much... I finally picked up a book on PHP on Monday. Should've done that a LOOoonngg time ago... Very handy, very informative. Also picked up O'Reilly's Learning Python and the K&R 'required reading' on C. Good books, all, thus far.

Also picked up a few CD's -- all in all, spent way too much on Monday. A manic Monday, perhaps.

But back to learning... It's especially interesting with a few projects going on at one time. Thoughts on the differing project rub elbows and cross-pollinate (yeah, elbows are important to pollination) other thoughts, and so on and so forth. I'd truly intended to learn to program when I got my Amiga back in 1991, but it just never happened. My main problem at the time was having no practical application, no problem to solve or project to complete. A side-effect of the educational system, where I could always excel easily by remembering some crap long enough to ace a test, I've decided.

A decade later, I see the educational system for what it is (or what it amounts to, which is an indoctrinational system), and have found that all I ever needed to get into programming was simply something I was interested in doing...

GOVIA fits the bill... Aiming to turn the tables and let us get a little more involved in the media. As the mainstream media continue to seek out more and more ways to charge us for consuming their drivel, more of us will begin to give their drivel the thumbs down and taking more of a DIY (do-it-yourself) attitude to media/entertainment/life in general.

Ramble ramble... Got a lot going on this morning, but wanted to get that out... More later, eventually...

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