No, I didn't go dark for a fortnight to protest that SOPAPILLA thing. Just been busy, mainly with work.
Luckily, the military side of business got a slow start on the year, 'cause I was suddenly supposed to be more or less full time on each of two, count 'em, two automotive projects (manufacturing test equipment for two unrelated factories; this makes for more interesting tales I can't tell here). Meanwhile, the boss has been getting still more leads on projects for various industries, and I think I was supposed to make a start on a test system for a medical device about two days ago.
Then, the last couple of days, military stuff started pouring over the transom, so it'll be a working weekend for me. Got pulse trains to limit, power supplies to short out, and... where did I put that to-do list, anyway?
And there's a bunch of domestic IT stuff that requires attention. Not to mention domestic laundry stuff.
(Domestic IT update: a few days ago, I finally got around to setting up OpenVPN on the newish server and the newish laptop, the better to be able to send mail, as some unhelpful netadmin went and configured a router to prevent random computers on the inside from connecting to random SMTP ports on the outside*. Also, I'm making progress at migrating from the old workstation to the new one, though I'm finding a distressing lack of some familiar utilities in KDE4, such as a print queue manager that works right. What became of the old "kcmshell printers" utility?)
(*Yes, I know I've been saying for years that most routers ought to be configured that way, to fight spambots. Doesn't stop me complaining when someone goes and does it.)