Monday, May 29, 2006
My To-Learn List
Stress and other causes of unhappiness at work for the past few months have caused me to neglect "personal development." Through the years, I've always spent a lot of my free time learning more about my craft, but recently I've started hating computers so much that I can't bear to do any programming or study at home.
That needs to change. I'm making a list of things I'd like to explore that I can refer to when I get those "I'm so tired of C++ and Windows I could scream" rages:
- MySQL internals
A lot of this knowledge won't be "marketable." That's fine—I'm doing this for myself, not for my current or future employers. If all they want out of me is C++ and Windows, then that's all I'll give them.
I thought Eclipse was just an IDE too, but I keep hearing that it is the newest super-terrific tool that makes coding easy and fun. I want to see what people are talking about. Unfortunately, I always lose interest while waiting for Eclipse to start itself up.