So what's been happening since the 21st of December?
In case anyone hasn't noticed, there was Christmas and New Year, the latter of which brought the last release of SBCL in 2002. The usual slew of bugfixes and compiler enhancements; nothing earthshaking, but nice nonetheless. Since it's been such a long time, the first SBCL release in 2003 has likewise occurred; more of the same, but better! (and landing the DEBUG-RETURN enhancement was nice, too).
And in between? Well, writing the first (zeroth, really) draft of my PhD thesis was equal parts scary and terrifying. Still, that's 30,000 words or so out of the way; all I need to do is the remainder of the work. Cosmic Microwave Background perturbations, here we come.