I don't know how many people read this or how many care, but I'm in fact very much alive. I'm in the process of finishing off the second last assigment for this semester (apart from a to-be-written report for my 2 year project and the usual exams). The weird thing is it's actually the last regular semester for me, afterwards I'll just have to write my thesis.
What else have I been up to? I've accepted a job at the robotics lab for the next couple of months, where I'll be doing some interesting probabilistic robotics and vision stuff, apart from (real) embedded development. Real as in not just another PC crammed into a cubic inch which is a more adequate description for most consumer devices that people like to label embedded.
Speaking of which... I stopped reading mail on my personal account (the one that receives mail from mailing lists and anything open source related) months ago. I haven't decided whether to get back into the loop yet. Given the fact that my schedule for the next months won't leave much spare time it's at least not going to happen very soon.
Of course there's also a good side to this break, in fall it will hopefully be clear whether a bunch of other projects will be able to deliver what they promise or not. Once that's out of the way it will be a lot easier to evaluate the purposefulness of my involvement in Familiar and related projects.
PS: All courses and the final presentation of our 2 year project went well. So, yeah, life is good :)