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Turns out that when you go on vacation, you end up with a lot of free time on your hands. Today I started working on a program to simplify and partially automate the design and construction of vehicles for the game Car Wars, not because I particularly need such a program, but because it’s something to do.

Later in the day (actually, only maybe an hour ago), I remembered that the school is shutting down FTP access on August 1, so I should probably go about getting a nice graphical SCP client that I can use. I started browsing around for one immediately. Only problem is, they don’t seem to make them, for Linux at least. I kept seeing descriptions of how WinSCP was cool, and how windows people had a few options in this line, and as soon as they got to the Linux section they started extolling hte benefits of command-line interfaces. This obvious lack is somewhat surprising. I’d be tempted to write one myself, but for the fact that I know basically nothing about networks, security, or graphics. Still, what’s summer for if not to learn all the stuff you were too busy to think about during school?

In other news, they say that Field Training is a bad place to try to take contact lenses; that you’ll never have enough time to worry about putting them in or taking them out. So I’m getting a new pair of glasses, to replace the pair I put away a few years ago when I realized that I look better without perpetual highway-patrollman-style goggles hiding my face. The new ones are thin, streamlined, and made of titanium, which I suppose explains the cost at least a little. Still, it’s hard for me to come up with good reasons why a simple pair of glasses should cost more than a hundred dollars or so.

They’re supposed to come in Monday. Perhaps I’ll get a picture taken and put it up. I should probably also revamp and update my homepage. I’ll have to see how that goes.

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