Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Short one hopefully

1) Work
2) Coding again
3) AIM new toys

So you might have seen my away message yesterday afternoon, but basically work has me working on a project I started a while ago, and want me to start up on it again. They just don't get that it takes me a little bit of time to get adjusted to all of the old stuff I wrote. It also isn't helpful that I don't receive an exact declaration of what I am supposed to do. What are ya gonna do?

I wrote some code last night and made some progress. My first task was to actually see if I could run a simple "Hello World" program and after a while I got that too work. Next I wrote a program to test the networking capabilities of Java. It basically runs and justs waits for somebody to log in and via telnet. It will then take in the input from the user and echo it back until they type 'BYE'. Unfortunately I can't seem to get it to work from work, but I think it might be due to a firewall at some point in the system. Bottom Line: I wrote some code last night and it is actually working. Woo-hoo!!

Finally some IM news. I was looking around and found some cool things this morning. First for those of you who don't know about the IM bot, ZoeOnAOL, you should check it out. Basically just add the name ZoeOnAOL to your buddy list and then you can IM the buddy and ask for weather or movies or stocks. You can also chat with the AI engine or play hangman. Second, Britt told me about the DeadAIM add-on for AIM. Basically it adds some functionality to your AIM such as a single window for all IM's with separate tabs for each user, MSN style pop ups when a user logs on and a transparency option for your buddy list. Try DeadAIM.

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