I wrote my first program…

I wrote my first program in C! :-) :-) Okay, I didn't actually write anything new, I just did the first example in the book, and then modified it to say something else, and I haven't even read the explanation yet of why/how it does what it does but I'm feeling euphoric anyway, so I figure I'll enjoy it while it lasts and share it with y'all. (It may all be downhill from here. :-) This reminds me of the last time I was writing programs which was way back in sixth grade, in a summer class on Applesoft Basic. I had a great time in that class, and if my school had offered programming classes during the school year, I think I would have gobbled them up. And I imagine I'd be in a very different position today...I wonder if the writing bug would have broken through eventually anyway.

Well, before I go back to Messrs. Kernighan and Ritchie (authors of my lovely book), I might as well update y'all. Had a fun time with Arthur at the Good Vibes reading; some very good stories, and I got to meet Marlo Gayle, one of my co-authors in the Sex Toy Tales anthology. Neat guy!

Today got a late start, but did talk to Jeff about doing an article on the RealDoll (tm). He's interested, so hopefully they'll write me back soon. Also gave up on the formal interview suit I ironed yesterday and wore a more casual dress and jacket. Much more comfortable. Sweet David gave me a ride over (and picked me up after) -- the interview went well, as expected. Another one tomorrow. Too bad they don't talk to each other more -- I could just say, hey, get the details from the first temp agency. The one tomorrow will undoubtedly have me jump through the same hoops. Word test, Excel test, Powerpoint test, typing test. Maybe they'll come up with something new to test. At least this one didn't have me do a spelling/grammar test. And I did learn that my typing speed is up to 107 wpm, woohoo! :-) Unsurprising, considering that sometimes I feel like I'm typing from morning to night....

Okay, back to the book. I gotta admit that I have *no* idea what these guys are talking about a good chunk of the time, but hopefully, I'll pick it up as I go along. Either that or pester Kevin a lot.

(Oh, and in fiction news, I'm reading Sean Stewart's _Cloud's End_. Way cool, as expected from _Nobody's Son_, which freaked me out. Powerful book...

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