Older blog entries for twistor (starting at number 1)

I have an appointment (finally) for the certification at the end of March; cool beans, the test center is about 5 minutes away. Continuing to read *Rebel Code* and the Knuth *Art of Computer Programming* volumes as well as coding as much Java as I can. The greatest thing: this is just the beginning of the second phase of software (as an industry), and I am afraid I drank too uch wine for lunch today.

Time to start using my account diary I suppose. My current interests: assembly, linux (the kernel), taking the java 2 cert., c/c++. Up to this point (first machine: a 1985 Franklin 8086 PC running DOS and running Kermit for BBS access and chatting directly with my friend's macintosh) I ve been strictly a programming hobbist but I ve recently wanted to make it a profession. Hmmm, my biggest regret was not majoring in CS since it gives one carte blache nowadays (back then, though...) Wow, what a depressing start! Time to pick a project and comb through the sources.

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