It's 2 a.m. and I'm still up, probably will be until sometime about 3 this coming afternoon, and it's for bullcrap that I have no interest in. I resent being compelled to slog away at out-of-major projects just to prove that I'm capable of diverse disciplines. I'd much rather be hacking away at some openGL (new toy, but no time to play with it because of all my other stuff) than wrestling with buggy and feature-bloated GIS software. WPI's IQP program may sound good on paper, but everyone I've talked to has hated their IQP (Interactive Qualifying Project).
And I'm sick. Dammit.
school -- hacking
Other, less arduous and spirit sucking project is just getting started; some friends and I are going to create a (hopefully) platform independent (gl and glut based, perhaps gtk for toolkit) VRML parser, viewer and modeler. Funny, since everyone seems to have decided that VRML is dead, but we're doing it anyway. Should be interesting and educational, at least.