Trying something different -- staging my diary entries so that the personal nonsense goes in first, and then the stuff that would interest the community, modulo how interesting anything I ever do is.
Installed the MS .NET SDK and CSDE. Well, I tried the latter, anyways. There are still a lot of bugs in their transcription over, and though I hacked the elisp till it actually loaded withouth triggering the debugger on Emacs 21, it wasn't syntax coloring any of the stuff that it needed to be, and the auto-insert templates were wrong so it wasn't really useful. I guess the authors only tested with XEmacs or something.
Fought with LDAP and Perl at work today. The module is really nice, and limited only by my complete lack of a)documentation and b)general understanding of LDAP. I grok the concept fine, but the implementation and lack of documentation is giving me fits.
Actually ran into a use-case for aspect-oriented programming today. We needed to do a lot of statistics gathering for our networks simulation, as well as a lot of formal verification. The problem being, we've encapsulated too well and can't get at the data that the prof wants us to get at because we've wrapped it up and abstracted. However, I realized that we could have just defined an aspect based around the cutpoint of a spawning Event and checked there that everything was working right. Oh, well. Can't win them all.
Kosheen - Resist - Harder