Well, for now I'm still programming some C at work. At least it's a bit motivating. Now, for the thing I need to make, I need a network connection and thus use sockets. I was initially a bit scared of it, because I've never done network programming in C. Besides, back when Java was launched, the word was that "nerworking is so much simpeler on Java" so I was naturally a bit scared.
Frankly, that's a load of bullshit. Creating and communicating over sockets in C is really straighforward and easy. Okay, it took a while before I found the shutdown function, but everything has got a learning curve. Frankly, the way sockets work in C feels much more natural than what Java does and I've been programming Java for 10 years.
That itching on my chin must be my greybeard that starts to grow