Got a new pet -- an Octane. Happy me.
Rewrote my Irix tardist building environment to use make. It doesn't seem to help too much. I should experiment a lot more, maybe publish something (if only sf wasn't so bad) and look at all the other make building systems like pkgsrc.
Toyed a bit with ocaml.
Someone got me looking at GStreamer. It seems very nice apart from linux-centrism in the docs and pages and some weird windos-envy. Then there's the state of the documentation and thread problems.. Still, looks like a great framework.