I have been reading some more of the "Flashman" series. I finished "Flashman and the Dragon", and am now reading "Flashman and the Redskins". It's some pretty funny books, that have an entertaining way to convey some impressions from the world as it may have been around the 1840-60's.
I saw a link on Slashdot (oh no, not another Slashdot- reader) pointing to www.joelonsoftware.com, so therefore I've been reading some of his "rants" about the software industry. He really has some very good points, and I recommend reading the articles as they have sound advice on subjects ranging from employment policies to GUI design.
It's soon christmas, but work continues to be as stressing as ever - I need a vacation soon.
I've pretty much decided to follow a course at university next semester, dealing with techniques for creating adaptive "artificial intelligence" algorithms using Prolog.
Maintaining an online diary does provide a lot of censuring constraints on what can be written.