I have spent most of today and yesterday trying to get Debian Woody onto my laptop. The machine is almost entirely SiS, so it is actually going on quite easily. The tricky bit was working out which video modes would crash the display... After a lot of successful research, I finally found one that didn't. I guess the drivers will settle down with time. I might even poke my head under the hood of the SiS630 if I get any time.
Progress towards open sourcing my package is swift. Basically, a single phone call tomorrow should seal it all. (Well, that and the copyright assignment document which I have sat on the desk in front of me.) When the project is announced I think I'll put up an article on the front page of advogato looking for volunteers. It is a big project and it do need collaborators to get the ball rolling.
Been researching for my PhD today. There are quite a few interesting papers in the field I want to look at. Which reminds me that I must tell everyone how great The NECI Scientific Literature Digital Library is. It has many more actual papers than it used to (mostly used to be just citations) which allows you to follow research trails many times faster than looking up references in the library.