I have been around and even visiting advogato, but I haven't felt I've had the time to write. I'm still developing administration tools to make my and everyone else's life easier at the company.
The problem is that there are a lot of tools that would do things a lot faster, which also means it takes the time to prototype, build, test and maintain more and more pieces of software. Since I'm a limit resource, this all takes a bit of time to get done. The benefit is that once they are done, I should have more time to do other things.
I went to San Francisco on business on the day SFO (the airport by the city) had a shoe bomber who walked away. While I was not delayed, I saw on the local news there that a lot of people were (like several thousands).
Also, I didn't feel that safe when the pilot turned on the com unit and said that there aren't any delays at the airport you are going to because someone had bomb chemicals on their shoes, but they can't find them, so after rescreening everyone, things appear safe. Since that was the first I heard of the incident, I wasn't too pleased.
Otherwise though, the trip was a success and drummed up business for the company's products which I lead the development on and manage.
All and in all, everything is sort of the same but a little better. I like the sound of that.