Finally motivated myself to look into some recommended reading and started C today. The forensics manual was fairly boring talking about 4th and 5th amendment rights. Got better once it went to file system for windows and linux. Got some new software i need to try out on my frankenmachine to see what i want to keep playing around with. Got a ton more reading to do with that and a ton more programs to check out.
Getting back into programing was fairly easy after have that semester of java. I found a nice compiler that wasn't a headache to use. I like C so far.