Just stopping by to note that I have begun doing shit on my own. Not really going to be doing any programs with GUIs or anything in the near future for various reasons. Anyway, I found some practice problems on Google Code Jam, and I have already done one of them, although I followed the problem loosely, i.e. not printing text verbatim according to the problem text. Whatever.
Anyway, if you want to run the thing for yourself, the .jar file and its accompanying batch file for quick Windows launching can be downloaded here. Once again, if Google scans this and finds that it needs to mark this as a malicious file, it can go straight to hell.