This one deserves some more explanation. Safari is the complete catalog of O'Reilly books. Some of the good ones:
Supposedly, you can only read Safari on campus. However, you can get around this with SSH. If you're on Linux or a Mac, just run the following:
ssh -D 25000 firstname.lastname@example.org
Then set your web browser to use localhost:25000 (that's localhost, port 25000) as a SOCKS proxy. All your web browsing will then appear to come from on campus.
I recommend Emacs VERY strongly. It has modes for doing just about anything you want to do (writing code, managing files, running Linux commands, writing lists of notes that you can turn into web pages like this one, playing Tetris, editing binary files, etc. etc. etc.). To get started, run it from the menus on CAEN and type Ctrl-h, then let go of Ctrl and press t. Effective Emacs by Steve Yegge has some very nice intermediate tips that you should get to soon after the tutorial. There is a learning curve here -- I've been using Emacs for about a year now and I'm still finding out new stuff, like org-mode, which I used to write this page.
(I'm not qualified to talk about getting a real job because I don't have one.)
Date: 2008/07/26 02:58:20 PM
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