Well, much has changed in my life since the last time I posted to this list. I finished my thesis (register allocation), finished school, and went off to work as a compiler engineer at Green Hills Software.
And yet not that much has changed at the same time... (hint: I have not managed to escape the spectre of register allocation, though at least its on a different compiler this time)
I am trying to pursue some projects in my free time, though I have to admit that I am not doing as much as before to further the cause of free software...
Unrelated topic: you'd be better off investing your time in reading "The Art of Computer Programming" than in reading Wolfram's new book, "A New Kind of Science", but if you've already read the former a couple times, maybe you'll have the attention span to wade through the latter. C:P