C++ is fun. I suggest you get this book: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/det...ks&n=507846
Very good. very good stuff indeed.
That and read some online tutorials. Write some neat code, have some cool fun. Oh, pergesu has good stuff to (find his profile, he's got links in it) and uhm uhm uhm other than that check out http://www.allegro.cc
when you want to do low-level graphics programming.
And learn java too.