I've been a bit slow with the updates lately, mostly because I'm a) now on leave, and therefore not using the computers as much and b) hosting several Christmas gatherings at our house. I think it's fair to say that the updates will continue to be sparse :)
The leave is welcome because it will give me a chance to try to catch up with life a little. I would like to visit both my grandmothers and some other family that I haven't seen in ages. Unfortunately even though we're hosting three gatherings here, we're still not going to see everyone I want to see. I also want to try to get out of the city and spend some time with Rachel out in the bush. Just us and some wine, books and food - no computers or television.
I would like to try to play some video games too - something I haven't really had a chance to do recently. I'm getting a brand-new one for xmas, so that'll be fun :)
I've just played Ico through again, and boy is that an amazing game. I recently read this review of it, and it sums up the game as well as I could. I'd have given it 5 out of 5 though. Also, the "Heartbreak" mode he mentions is implemented, and the "gibberish subtitles" (seen in one of the screenshots) are shown in English. The game doesn't suffer from the gibberish though - both versions have their own merit. Can't wait for Ico 2...
I've also got all the Python projects piling up. I've put in the second-to-final bit of work for the PyPI system. The patches for Python itself have been submitted. Now I just need the final word so I can set up the server code on the python.org machine. Roundup has a backlog of user dialog that's stalled until I can get my brain back into Roundup-mode. Harder than it sounds right now.