It’s minus eight degrees Celsius outside and the snow is coming down hard. I’m inside studying for my Sun Oracle Certified Java Programmer exam while Anniken is with her parents out in the Oslo fjord.

I’m writing this because I desperately needed a break from the test exams and I’ve got a feeling turning on the TV will only make me even dumber than I already feel. Yes, I managed to pass the first Whizlabs preparation exam I took, but some of the questions I got wrong even people who think Java is all about coffee probably would have been able to guess correctly.

Of course we could get into a discussion about to what degree getting the certification is important to prove you know the ins and outs of the language and how relevant the exam questions are compared to the everyday struggles of your average Java programmer, but let’s leave that one for now. I feel a rant coming, but I probably shouldn’t write it before I’m actually certified.

Now I need some food and the willpower to sit down for another three consecutive hours of DOES NOT COMPUTE.