Life is hard in Ireland, it's far more expensive than it was in Israel, we get by but we are cutting a lot of corners and are way down in our life standards (smaller apartment, far less restaurants) and it rains here almost everyday. In Israel it rained "almost" every day, every day (in the winter) it would almost rain, but wouldn't.
At least I'm working on the Linux Kernel and am allowed and expected to release my work to the wide public, it is available at http://hamilton.ie/net/, I'm currently working to improve the patches, after that I need to port it to 2.6.9 (or whatever it will be at the time) and submit it to the LKML for the criticism.
I'm also trying to gather my will and do some free software work, I've got a good word from a user of AutoFW so I decided to look at it again and rewrite it in C, but now I need to access netlink directly (in Python I just run 'ip monitor link addr' and parse the output), I started to use libnl but I found that it doesn't support address types and doesn't support firewall netlink so I first need to get it to know these. Lots of work.
There was also a sign of life on the websec mailing lists which reminds me that there are some overdue issues with it.