Busy with optical media

Spent Friday morning clearing up a random disaster… some legacy application that suddenly needed to go out on CD, that had never been designed to run on read-only media. Then I went to the MIT lunch trucks.

I spent the afternoon continuing to learn J2EE and SQL. I now have a simple user registration / login application written, which uses request dispatch and HTML files for look and feel. The book I’m learning from is OK on the Java stuff, but does a really poor job of teaching good systems design; they have all their HTML shoved into the servlets. Ugh.

After that I was hungry and light-headed. Concentrated mental effort seems to make me burn up energy like crazy; I think that’s how I manage to stay a reasonable weight while being an idle layabout. We had curry, but even so I had a mood crash around 23:00. Managed to go to sleep, fortunately.

Now I have to author a DVD for someone at work, process a couple of CDs of photos, and then maybe I’ll do something completely pointless for the sheer pleasure of it.