So, I've completely re-read the Dark Tower series, including the latest book, Wolves of the Calla. Yer bugger, but it was good!
I'm not completely sure that finding the copy of Salem's Lot was a mitzvah. It was expected, but a bit... well, cheesy. Still, depending on where King goes from there... it could be awesome.
At any rate, I'm spending some time looking for COBOL development tools that don't look for a VAX or IBM mainframe. Eclipse has a COBOL plugin, but it's for the windows version only, which means using a Windows box for my study. The windows version is mitzvah for the class- they can ghost the images real easy. I'm going to take it out for a spin, and see what I think.