Hmmmm......journeyer? Don't know about that. Flattering, but it is amusing that one certification has that much influence. It may be a coat-tail effect from the increasing interest in Gentoo Linux.
New baby has been taking a lot of time, but have been trying to take care of some bugs and some simpler ebuilds. The tougher ebuilds are slow going, spice is a bitch, especially. Really need to get a working ebuild for lapack commited as many useful crunchy apps depend or benefit from it. Will probably borrow heavily from Debian for that :).