I haven't sat in on a lecture in a few years, it came down to a new roof on the house or another semester.  You got me on bloat-ware, so I'll be reading your "The C++ Programming Language, Special Edition" at Safari Books Online.  Thanks for speaking, it was refreshing to see and hear about what you think is important in the field of programming and that coming to grips with best practices is both objective and subjective.