On the other hand, my other class is teaching me how to work from design comps and wireframes (something I never really learned how to do), and the instructor spends time teaching about dealing with clients (the reason I wasn't able to make my web design business work before). It's not hard per se, but it does require a lot of thought & considered judgement (screw spell-check-- Noah Webster just doesn't know how to spell, i.e. "judgement").
I did meet the "advanced" Web Programming instructor, which even he describes as an introductory course to the subject (which is the course I should be taking, but a.) it isn't in the catalogue-- natch-- and b.) it's offered at the exact same time as my other useful class in a building all the way across campus. If the administration at Butt(e) College didn't have their collective heads up their derrieres, they would have the two classes back-to-back in the same classroom, but...). He did give me a licensed copy of Adobe's CS3 Master Collection for $100 (and I'm getting Windows 7 installed tomorrow, a version which mostly cleans up the crap that made Vista so hideous to use). A really good egg, he is.
Things aren't great by any stretch, but things are moving forward for the first time in a couple of years. Anyway, the reason I haven't been on is because I'm doing a lot of work on my computer, between homework and configuring my computer for work, and I don't have a lot of time to spend at wireless locations. I'll be
Hope everything's going well for *ahem* all my fans. Ciao, y'all! (remember always to italicize foreign words or phrases)