the last days have been occupied by playing starcraft with some friends. still one of the best strategy games.
now i am starting to do some work on the xots project again. I am still trying to reserve two month of time (beginning on february) to develop a scoop-like engine with zope and python. The sections will be called "channels" and arbitrary groups will be able to create their own channel and organize their communication. Also you can subscribe to several channels and get them all on your personalized page.
Also i am going to programm some "agents" together with jum to research the possibilities. Agent systems are networks where small (scripted or compiled) programms can move like a worm or virus and execute within the respective environments. E.g. you could use an agent to look throughout your network to find files including mime/type stuff. Program once/ run anywhere :-) this is going to be a very nice hacking session. every language with bytecode like java and python should be usable.