First of all, sorry for the general lack of updates. I’ve pretty much be coding all the time lately. It’s fun, but it feels like I haven’t slept in two weeks.
At any rate, a short story: I was trying to find out how to do some sort of redirection with stdin so I could accept non-echoed input, like what SSH does with password fields. I spent about ten minutes googling, but without knowing the proper search terms, I wasn’t finding a solution. I decided to check out #c on irc.freenode.net, figuring that someone there could tell me the information. After being told to “rtfm” and that i was “dumber than a donut”, someone finally said to “apropos password”. Why didn’t anyone just tell me that there’s a library function called getpass()? I will never understand the personality of “asshole geek”. Why not just share the information? It wastes less of your time, and less time of the person seeking the information.
Bah. Stupid programmer losers. ;o)