The break for the holidays was good. I needed it to re- center myself.
I've almost finished 2 books, and I received about six or seven that I look forward to perusing. Hacking at both Java and C at the same time is an interesting experience.
I started reading a new book on the Theory of Computation, which seems to be going well (with all that fun math some people seem to hate).
At work today I have been developing mainly software improvements that I've known I've wanted to do for a while but didn't have time to do. I finished one this morning and did testing on it, now it is a matter of trying to work on some small improvements in related areas.
Advogato's spammer is certainly annoying. However, it is manageable at the moment. It does show a weakness in the social constructs that are used to manage user activities. Actually, there is a more glaring problem with how certificates are used in the system but that is probably an issue of how users are using certificates versus how they were intended to be used...