I wanted to take a moment and thank both sorenson and quzah for finally burning me out on this board.
for the rest of you, I wish you the very best... my advice is this-- don't believe much of what anyone tells you on this board.. buy books, get a _decent_ cross compiler, like Code Warrior by metrowerks (It's $99 if you're a student for the Pro version).
You have to find the truth. Just because you get some piece of code to work, doesn't mean it's right-- make sure it's right as well.
I was getting ready to submit some long articles explaining some things, with graphics-- hopefully to get them in the FAQ, because they would have covered most all the things I've talked about for so long-- but again, thanks to Sorenson and Quzah, I've simply burned out on this board. I apologize to the newbies who really need it.
godspeed to you all. I hope that somehow, you manage to break away from the nest and find that 'stuff' within yourselves to get you into good jobs doing what you love.