There isn't a lot of news at the moment, and I'm enjoying my week off. The only productive work I have to do is to get together a rough set of slides for my dissertation defense next quarter, but that shouldn't be too hard since all the information I need is already in my nearly-complete dissertation.
The rest of the time I'm spending with my wife and playing Might and Magic III. I played MMII several times through but never got the sequel, and I'm enjoying it quite a bit. Once I have some free time on my hands (i.e., I'm done with school) I think I might write a hybrid of MMIII and Shining Force 2, another of my all-time favorites. I'll write them in C# so they're platform-independent, and it'll give me a good opportunity to learn Gtk#.
Anyway, I'm sure I'll be posting more this week, but it probably won't be as mind-blowing as usual.