After a very turbulent time during the last months, things are becoming more hectic for every single day! In April I got offered/got told/accepted a new position within Fotango as Infrastructure Manager, leaving my role as Senior Developer behind me. From an opensource point of view this affects our commitment to perl and ponie slightly, however since we had recently hired internal maverick and perl 5 port herder Nicholas Clark that got solved by Nicholas getting the company time previously allocated to me to do Ponie. For me it is a return to managing things and has turned out very interesting. This has actually led me to looking into opensource projects again, and as a first step I embedded libnids in perl using XS, the first steps are at Fotangos subversion server and I hope to release this weekend to CPAN complete with documentation but no tests! On that note I would really much like ideas how to write portable tests for a network sniffer:-).