ITC has limited your network bandwidth speed to 56kbps (modem speed) for 7 days effective 2006-10-20. This limitation only impacts commodity Internet traffic. The limitation is applied to all computers registered to you.
I have a couple ways of bypassing it, of course, but they all involve one of the UNIX clusters and I'd rather not push my luck with something I can get in too much trouble with. Though... I guess I am downloading over a GB/day with the UNIX cluster :X
So we're working with IBCM (Itty Bitty Computing Machine or something like that), which is like a crippled version of x86: only 1 register, no stack, and only 15 opcodes. Its pretty weird, yet straight-forward (we start x86 next week).
Anyway, its lol because they want us to convert something like this:
jmp startto this:
rah dw 0
rawr dw 0
rawk dw 0
end load rah
By hand. LOL. So I opened up my compiler for the first time today and, well, wrote what could be considered a compiler I guess. I like to think of it as an encoder, because it essentially encodes the opcodes into... numerical... opcodes. Or something.
Considering I have to write some sorting algorithms in IBCM tommorrow morning, I think it'll have saved me a considerable amount of time.
I wanted to also write a better debugging environment than the one provided (which crashes like tissue paper) but the mere thought of MFC turned me off to that. So lol.
So yeah. I'm not dead. Yet.