I thought I had managed to put my degree behind me. I thought I had escaped the hold of the computers. But no. Last night I spent several hours *programming*. Not HTML (which is scripting and not really programming), not PHP (which is closer), but SQL. I’ve been programming a database to work with a web site! And it’s so cool!!! It involves a bit of intelligence to get up and running, but once it’s there it’s a doddle to include in web pages! What’s funny is that I did a whole module on SQL in my second year of my degree, and I think I learnt more in three hours playing around with PHP and MySQL than I did all that term!!
I’ve also gone all revolutionary and decided to try a new web browser. I can’t remember exactly what prompted it, but I decided to give Mozilla Firefox a go. It’s actually quite nice. It’s a little more picky when it comes to web pages, which is actually good for me because it means I notice more when things are exactly right with my code. But it’s also faster and more customisable, and has tabbed pages rather than cluttering up the taskbar with lots of windows. From my experience so far I’d highly recommend it to anyone. All good stuff!