As you may have noticed on the right, I’m working my way through Java Programming for Absolute Beginners, which is kind of fun so far. I haven’t done any non-web programming since about 1994, so my skills are rusty in the extreme. To top it off, I never worked with any Object-Oriented languages, so this ought to be interesting. So far, the book has my interest, as you actually learn the language by writing a series of simple computer games, and most of my difficulties have been typos in my own code. Their Mac instructions aren’t entirely accurate though, I think they may be for Mac OS 9, but it’s really not clear. I’ve just used the UNIX instructions, and haven’t had any significant problems so far.