Did some programming last night and some research for programming. The research was very fruitful and very satisfying. On the bus and T this morning, I decided not to read, instead choosing to think about my programming project. That was fruitful and satisfying as well. I think I want to do this using an object-oriented approach, so my next immediate project will be to learn how Perl does object-oriented stuff.
I may just ditch the book, I dunno. It just isn't really exciting me. Maybe I'll scan my shelves for another nonfiction book.
I was thinking that it would be nice to have a laptop to be able to do programming on the bus and T. When I'm in the position to be able to afford that, I guess it's something I'd consider. This somehow led me to a thought about writing a story or novel that takes place in the subway, and write the whole thing while riding around in the subway with a laptop. If nothing else, taking a day to ride the subway could be a good way to observe people, maybe write little character sketches based on what you can observe about them.