Well, my 3rd year as a Cal student is about to end. I'm in the middle of finals, 1 down, with three to go, and I'm getting antsy for summer.
To study for the finals, I worked for about 45 minutes the other day trying to get an applescript to work correctly in Adium, my AIM client. The goal was to be able to pass the applescript call, in Adium, arguments, and get a live countdown til some time. However, I was having a real hard time figuring this out. I eventually gave up, and hard coded the dates into the shell script. Which isn't as cool and versatile as I had originally planned. In fact, it wasn't any cooler than the one I had before, just that it worked better. Now I can specify any date, not just one that is in the current month. My current away message has been of the sorts: "4 days 11 hours 22 minutes left until summer", the time my last final ends. So, if anybody does read this, and is also talks to me on AIM, know this: if I have my away message up, I'm probably there. I sign off when I leave (usually). And, if I'm idle, that also means I'm probably there. With Adium, you can set your own custom idle, and you can still talk to people maintaining your idle and awayness. Adium is really cool and I'd actually like to try to get into some of the development. They're pro mac, develop an app I frequently use and enjoy, and would give me valuable experience in Cocoa, and a large project. But thats probably a while away. Anyways, time to begin studying again.