I've been working with Alberto Simões to get him up to speed on running the grant committee. So far he's been asking some very sensible questions, not all of which I have good answers for. I think he's going to do a great job and I'm looking forward to seeing how things go.
In other news, I really wish that SQL could return proper data structures (it could, but people misunderstand 1NF, and no, PostgreSQL's lists don't count). It would have solved a very thorny coding issue I have and allowed me to push a lot of complex work into the database instead of my Perl.