comp.sci.: My one exam is finally over; hopefully I'll never again have to hand-craft SLR-parse tables, or convert IEEE floats from binary to decimal.
comp.lang.python: Sadly a lonely post to comp.lang.python is the only hackish thing I've done in a while; it seems I learned something from my first-year comp.sci. programming-and-data-structures course, though, since I cooked up a binary search of a list of numbers in no time (as is only fitting :-).
real programming(tm): I have been thinking about getting back into freeciv-hacking, as I recall it was actually not so bad. I probably spent more time hacking the sources than playing the game :-). <rant> This was probably brough on by my getting pissed with Activision after buying CtpII. CtpII is probably the suckiest Civilization-clone out there. For one thing the AI is so bad it probably could not beat my old, computer-illiterate grand-mother. And don't get me started on the UI, makes me want to cry :-/ </rant>