Just so folks don't think I'm dead or anything..
Work (& life, too) has been keeping me very busy. I've been picking up Flash & ActionScript lately, for a work project where we're making an "interactive media" piece (read: audio slideshow). What's cool about it is that I'm writing it to be dynamic such that the production department can roll out new slideshows by just putting together the mp3, jpegs and an XML file to tie it all together. I'll post a link once we go live, though most folks here may not find it that interesting (the subject matter -- well, perhaps the technology as well
I recently went up to NYC for a seminar on Online Revenue Strategies (for B-to-B publishers). That's always a thought-provoking event and my head is still swimming from ideas. Next time I go, I need to ping the PlusThree folks - it'd be neat to meet them.
My reading as a whole has scaled back a lot, because I've been picking up crossword puzzles. I'm starting to lay off those for a while and pick reading back up - just finished a bad airplane book (Double Homicide) and I have Life of Pi coming up next.
On a cool note, I've had 3 papers accepted by Apachecon Europe, including the tutorial that was cancelled last year. So I'm looking forward to presenting those... should be fun. I'm also taking the opportunity to learn German, thanks to these free MP3's from Deutsche Welle.