I got a job, as Staff Technologist of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. They're down the street from me, so I'll be able to continue living in San Francisco.
As Staff Technologist, among other things, I need to identify civil liberties issues in standards and architecture (a la Lessig's Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace) and, in general, find civil liberties issues that are of interest to EFF.
I'm still interested in consulting work.
You can also burn your own copy and try it out. I didn't choose the image that was sent to Hong Kong, so I don't know which it was yet: but you can try one of the latest of our nightly builds. (Mirrors would be welcome.)
You can also buy business-card sized CD-R blanks for about $0.49 apiece from various CD-R media vendors. The 50 MB version works fine with our image, if you can't find us at LinuxWorld or in person.
I'm going to post a list of changes for 1.618 here. (I'm afraid there are probably a few more changes that we didn't manage to document.) Your suggestions for future releases are welcome; here's what I have in mind.
In other news
Welcome back to leonardr. (That reminds me: we included robotfindskitten in LNX-BBC 1.618.)