So what have I been doing instead lately? A number of things, including:
Watching 24. I had read and heard lots of favorable stuff about this show, so Tycho and I rented the first disk of the first season. We (and Viper) were instantly hooked. How could people stand to wait a week between episodes when this aired? It's hard enough just to stop to sleep. Viper and I are now well into season 2, but Tycho had to go back to school.
Podcasts. I just started listening to these things. My favorites are Security Now! and Shire Network News (from the Silent Running blog). More about these later, I expect.
Gaming. Particularly, Diablo II, Lord of Destruction.