Short thing only:
The web site of the 20th Chaos Communication Congress can now be considered 'open' for small values of 'open'. It would be nice to see some new faces there (as this will be my fifth congress in a row).
Those of you who "sprechen sie Deutsch" will find some interesting diaries from the 17C3 and 18C3 at fefe's web site. They a written in a colloquial style and don't even pretend to be written impartial.