That massive pile of data that I'm supposed to analyze over this sabbatical? Well, it's not analyzed. Yet. But I have now successfully parsed it into a set of data structures in Java, and verified the success by printing the entire data structure out. Which is the long and tedious part of the project.
Now, I can start thinking about what sorts of calculations I want to do with this data. Because it's in a nice spiffy format now.
Aside #1: I need a victory userpic ... cowboy guy just doesn't cut it. How do I search for userpics? I know there are some communities I could join, but those seem so freaking big ...
Aside #2: it's amazing how good it feels to code. I spend so much time teaching coding, that I can't remember the last time I wrote a piece of code that was more than 30-40 lines long.