Life has been very hectic indeed.
I finally got that call concerning the house that I've been waiting for all this time, and so I must move out and go back to London. I've been granted an extra week, but this is still only about 10 days notice to move all my stuff 200 miles. Given my position with my PhD write-up this is an awkward problem. It remains to be seen how well I will be able to work from my parents' place, and how much I will be able to get finished before I am forced into taking a job.
Currently, therefore, everything but my PhD and the minimum amount of work I need to do to prepare my OT2000 conference session on emergent properties is on hold. This is a shame, because I am really looking forward to getting some materials online for the open design project.