one of the things i've looked forward to in comp sci is being able to make small tools for my self with what i've learned.
but the thing is that even after data structures, i know nothing practical with C++. i can only create command-line programs that serve no purpose.
with what i've learned so far, what resources can i check up on (books or site) where i can channel what i know into something useful?
what i had in mind were mods for games, maybe small apps that connect to mysql DBs for record keeping purposes.
p.s. i've done google searches on this, but nothing fruitful has come of it yet.