Hunkering down in anticipation of 8.04.1

Ok.. So American Idol is now over and David Cook as won.
I wanted Mr. Cook to “win” but thought David A would triumph since I thought he had the better performance in the last competition.  Go figure..
Overall, I enjoyed David C’s creative and Zen like calmness in his performances.  Either way, I think both of them did fantastic…

Gee… I wonder what I’m going to do till January?  So far I’ve managed to get the screen resolution more or less working in my better machine and have resolved to be patient and hopeful that the kinks in 8.04 will resolve themselves in 8.04.1.
I played around a little with opencascades MakeBottle.cxx but so far without success.  I think I’m at a point where I need to slow down in order to speed up.  I originally I went through the on-line C++ tutorial[Need to a link here].   It’s understandable  but I think it was a little bit too much to fast to get it to stick in my brain.  Subsequently, I ran across a book in the library, “Thinking in C++” by Bruce Eckel.  It took me a little bit of time to get used to his writing style, but I think this author will be good for me.  His books are also downloadable.   Basically, I can either pickup the hardcopy, or review in my browser.  I’ve gone to basically slowing down reading it line by line.  It seems his style is to basically take a single concept, roughly explain it, build on it and review it.
So… basically, I would call this slow going forward progress which is what I need at the moment..
More Later….
JT

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