what to do with your tech skillz.
01/11/2021 (Mon) 02:38:06
it's cool that you even descended down the lisp/scheme route even. s-expression langs are good if you end up using emacs as you'll very quickly find yourself building small tools/code-snippets when customizing your editor. some modes of emacs are just uncomparably awesome when comparing to the other solutions that are out there.
nonetheless, it sounds like you're stuck on what to write that's useful so that you can further your experience. nowadays, everything is done through the http protocol, so it makes sense to write things that automate your interaction with it. C is starting to become an outdated language unless you need to be close to your processor or your target platform is not supported by the higher-level languages. If you want to go down the lower-level route, you can probably get more into kernel programming. For problems to solve in the lower-level space, consider tinkering around with kernel backdoors to start out.
As I mentioned, there's a lot of problems to solve within the spamming space, especially with the pervasiveness of social media. There's a number of platforms that are using APIs to allow users to collect information, but even you writing code to scrape a site for a particular user's comments which can useful to help tracking people down, or to manage a number of sockpuppet accounts has its own set of problems to solve.
Anything that automates yourself is exactly what coding is good for.