Well... That was painful. Getting gimp 2.0.0 to compile required upgrading several other packages, many of which had stupid little typos. But I have the new version built and installed. I don't really see much of a diffirence, other than new icons and a new lay out. So, I'm having to relearn where everything is.
For the next three months, at 4 hours a day, four days a week, I am learning to weld. Last term is was geeky computer classes. This term, on class, all heavy metal.
Since my first year going to burningman and seeing what can be done with some heat and some metal, I have wanted to learn. The local community college has extensive welding classes. I'm taking the intro "gas metal arc" class, in an effort to work my way to the scuplture welding classes.
Screw the classes I should be taking, I have wanted to learn this for years. No more excuses, I'm doing it.