Funnily enough, I found it quite easy to quit smoking, but have never managed to kick caffeine for more than a few months before starting back up with it again. Ultimately, winter does me in and I have to start again.
Pssst. Hey Egyptians... you're welcome!
At this point he might just be better off just learning about the various tools he'll be using. The college courses seem to gloss over editors, build systems and debuggers. Being constrained by your setup wastes a lot of time. Learning the basic steps involved to compile code for C, C++ and Java, build systems (make, ant, maven,) editors, project layout and version control in advance would go a long way toward making the first few months a lot smoother.
Of course, if Microsoft were competent enough to do that, they wouldn't have actually needed to stop SONY in the first place. Anyway, SONY did a pretty good job of stopping SONY, with or without the involvement of Microsoft operatives.
Yer not from around heah, are yew?
So limit containers to one serving and maybe we stop seeing people dying from this silly-ass bullshit. We can talk about the drug abuse culture at a later date.
"I say we take off; nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure." - Corporal Hicks, in "Aliens"