I've had this LCD kit for a while and finally got around soldering it up. The kit is nice because it only uses 3 wires to drive the LCD. The push button rotary encoder is from sparkfun. I found the code here: marginallyclever.com/2011/03/using-a-rotary-encoder-with-arduino/
Had to tweak the code a bit to get 1 state per hardware click as opposed to 4. I hope to use this setup as a simple hardware interface for future projects that would normally be too cumbersome to be interfaced through a Netbook out in the field.