Did I mention I'm back in grad school as a PhD student at Virginia Tech? I had a enjoyable, yet brief, encounter with the work concept at Intransa, Inc. after getting my MS. Back to the .edu world for now. A quote I heard from one of my professors: "Grad school is the snooze button on the alarm clock of life." True.
I've been busy with Debian things lately. GStreamer is all packaged up and headed towards an archive near you. Managed to package the core, the plugins, and the player and editor too. The core and apps are not so bad but Debian packaging is rough for plugin based frameworks that depend on a million libraries. Didn't take too long to get it done right. The ITP Bug has only been open since Feb 2001. ;-) Perhaps someday I'll actually finish up the new maintainer process and become a true Debian developer. Started that in Jan 2001. Nice and leisurely pace around here.
Next up after that is more work on GStreamer DVD support. Then maybe I can actually write a DVD player with GStreamer. Which is why I started working on the project in the first place years ago.
Good luck to wingo during his Peace Corps adventures!