Eclipse First Encounter

Looked at coop postings again today. Did quite a bit of 223 hw. If I focus well I can get all my homework finished in two days. I will! Decided I had to start on my 250 project. Hunting around for the ideal IDE. Picked on Forte (weirdnesses with Linux), Borland JBuilder (Hmm…the 7.0 download never finishes and apparently the personal edition doesn’t have support for generating JAR files or Javadoc – strike from list), Visual Age (Nope – no linux version – I’m not switching to Windows just to write a Java program). Hmm…then I happened to look back at Eclipse. I’d ignored it because the GTK2 version I had couldn’t compile C (it was a nightly build – highly unstable). It turns out though that the Java support is very well done – so I tried it out.
Oh YEAH! Everything I want and more. This thing rocks hard! Definitely my IDE of choice. Hmm…must. do. more….

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GM Session

Went to the GM session today. First posting you know… Saw (and sat in) the Hummer H2, the Saab 9-5, the GMC Denali (w/ Quadrasteer) and the Chevy Avalanche. First – the Avalanche really is as versatile as they claim. Within a few minutes I saw Hal (the guy I was talking to) change it from a SUV with space for 5 into a flat bed. Wow! The Hummer is massive – the engine inside that thing looks bigger than I am ;) Finally – the Saab. Oh my… What can I saw – beauty mated with a turbocharger! I love Saabs and I finally got a chance to sit inside one! The moment you close that door – the outside sounds are completely drowned out and you’re enclosed with the smell of leather. Shweet :) Dropped off 4 resumes today.

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10 Cents

Chewed on mail (10 cents if you can figure where I lifted this phrase from) and looked at coop postings. Sucks up too much time. Bah.

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