Okay, so it kind of looks bad, what with me not posting anything at all since last July, but there's a very good reason for that: I didn't write anything since last July.
So anyway, the long and short of it is that, a few weeks ago, I quit my job after almost 7 years of toil and towing the company line, in order to have more time to devote to school, and at the start of November, classes started up proper. Ten years out of high school, there's some things I kind of forgot about student life... like the fact that you actually take your work home with you, and are expected to keep working on it in what the sane and civilized world would rightly refer to as your hard-earned leisure time.
This, and the fact that I've been, on very rare occasions, writing some stuff for the HG101 blog, means the time and money that I can dump into this little fringe hobby of mine has dropped off somewhat.
And what terrible timing for something like that to happen, too. Here I am, pinching pennies and borrowing well out of my (nonexistant) means, and just a few weeks ago, Panasonic went ahead and dropped the motherload!