I must say that, although I am not the junior technical employee mentioned there, Linuxcare does continue to help improve me technically. That, and any alternatives that have presented themselves so far invariably involve moving to the Land of Suck, which I am becoming more and more convinced that I do not want to do (dual US/Canadian citizenship notwithstanding).
Yesterday was fun, I rode 62 kilometres, baked pizza, cooked some "leftovers" for this week, and then went to the pub and dancing until 3AM or so. I should mention that I can't dance, and thus made a fool out of myself, but that was kind of the point.
PA-RISC porting continues. I'm mostly serving as a test monkey for binutils since Alan Modra is doing all the hard work, but doesn't actually have any PA hardware. If the stupid kernel can stay up long enough to compile GCC then maybe things will become more interesting.