So, I'm stuck in Troy while Jon Chen and Louis Gerbard are at BSDCon in California. Not fair at all. From what I've heard, Jon now has commit access. Louis is still working on it. Jon's Cardbus code is coming along nicely, and Louis is working on SoftUpdates for Darwin. It's cool knowing these people personally...but I'm going to have to work my ass off if I expect to ever catch up with them.
Louis brought up the idea of having RPI-ACM's SIG-BSD try to start up a BSD equivalent to Linux's "kernel traffic" archive. He claims that LinuxCare is willing to sponsor it. Not a bad idea, but I don't know who would be willing to sit and read mailing lists for that amount of time. Garrett might.... Funny thing is, with the group of people we have, this sounds like far too simple a task.
Last ACM meeting, a graduate student gave a presentation on his thesis topic: performance analysis in parallel systems. The meeting went really well. Everyone seemed to be paying attention, despite the fact that the majority of the presentation was probably well beyond the comprehension of most of the audience. "Dr." Jeff Nesheiwat kicks ass.