Despite my aversion towards Paypal and its practices, I tried to pay my bucks for RubyConf and be done with it. Looks like I am banned from using it, but other than "we can't tell you why, but there's some block in the system" no information from Paypal itself. I guess it has something to do with me "slandering" them at SecCon last year...
Rodent comes alon nicely. rodent.pl now supports scanning for certifications, recentlog entries from people on a watch list, some standalone webserver functionality (coutesy of webrick) and the usual stuff.
Will be back on Friday. Against my hopes, it's not totaled, so I'll have to drive it a few more years :)