On Friday, my first NM applicant Raphael Goulais got approved. Actually, the DAM approved him faster than I could accept a new NM, which seems to be contrary to most conspiracy theories I've heard recently.
During the last couple of days, I mainly focused on the upcoming 1.100.2 release of OpenBabel and made sure that our switch to shared libraries works nice with the other Debian packages who depend on it.
Today, I spend a lot of time in Debian GNU/Hurd. To my pleasant surprise, it seems that tsocks works under Debian GNU/Hurd as well. Although being behind a SOCKS proxy, I've now got most of my networking working on GNU/Hurd, most notably ssh, irc and mail.
In somewhat related news, Roland McGrath has written support for Hurd extensions in Linux-2.6 via the xattr interface. Meanwhile, Marco Gerards is working on support for Hurd translators in GNU tar, so these two things combined could make for a much easier way to bootstrap Debian GNU/Hurd from GNU/Linux. This way, the passive translators could just be extracted along with the rest of the base tarball and would not have to be setup after booting into the Hurd.