Tonight is my last night of beginning Java class. What a bizarre language. Nothing at all like Great White BASIC. I may have to take another beginning class to nail down the fundamentals. Sun's and O'Reilly's books are big and heavy with many pages and a CD, but they don't do a good job of covering the basics. So I can make a pretty GUI, but don't know how to pass variables reliably.
I'm enjoying work, we're more than halfway through the project, and I'm booked to go onsite for two weeks at the end of the month. When I return I'm expecting to be unemployed for what will probably be way too long.