so my research project for the next semester has started early. i had a couple of options. i chose to learn c# and help building this IE addtion component like google toolbar for a specialized search engine for my professor. he warned me it’s gonna be hard. yes it will be challenging since i have very little experience programming in windows environment. but i do want to learn. he told me to start with this tutorial. right now i haven’t been able to compile the source code. i’m not familiar with visual studio or COM. it will be a very enjoyable class if there’s an offer. i’m a horrible self learner. i’d prefer lectures 100 times over reading a textbook. hrm but yea if i do plan going to grad school, i’d better overcome that. btw, i looked over GRE last week. not pretty. it’s just like SAT only tougher. good thing i’m not really shooting for a very high score if i plan to stay in iowa. the registration fee hurts tho: $113 per test.