The awful Atlas-C++ bus error is still existant, I'll have to get into some serious debugging and see whether I can find all those pesky memory leaks.
I found "Java Network Programming" from O'reilly in a bookstore here in Brunei yesterday (not a common situation). It's about Java 1.1, but I think it'll do if I decide to implement Atlas-Java after all.
Hands are pretty much the same, my left hand is slightly starting to hurt but it's all torelable. I'm taking lots of breaks, thanks to xwrits.