Back from Houston, appropriately Java-ized

Classes finished up in the early afternoon so Lauren and I headed back to Austin. It was a pretty exciting drive up Highway 71 including a stop at Tony’s Restaurant ( voted best restaurant in Austin county, so claimeth the billboard ).

Noting that the weather forecast promises cold and wet I stopped by Best Buy and picked up a wireless guitar controller and the Guitar Hero II video game. I had played at the demo at Fry’s in Sunnyvale when I was in the valley last week and I had had such a good time I wanted to have the fun at home ( until such time as I can get my grubby mitts on a Wii ).

Lauren’s currently attacking The Police’s “Message in a Bottle” and doing rather well. She has a kinda Chuck Berry chicken-head rock when she’s doing it. It’s pretty cute.

The Java class went really well and I’m very impressed with how far the language has come since I took Java classes at the university. I think that it will be a useful skill to have under my toolbelt. I was really glad to get a handle on inner classes and File and Network I/O.