I've been kind of holed up for a while as work was throwing a bunch of deadlines at me all at once. That is now done with (please please please). My presentation that I barely had time to work on turned out to be the hit of the show! We had been instructed to come up with a presentation about the features we've been working on with the idea that it was supposed to be fun and to get people excited about using them and about selling them. The image of "Steve Jobs presenting the iPhone" was given as a model. Repeatedly. That... didn't work for me. I went in a different direction, and decided to emulate the other great marketing genius of our time: Ron Popeil. My first slide: "The following is a paid commercial presentation...".
I was very nervous that the humor wasn't going to track with the audience, but as soon as my first slide faded back to black, and I popped up from behind the podium now wearing an apron, and there was a huge round of applause, I knew it was going to work, so I just had fun. It was a huge hit! People kept coming up to me and emailing me (even the people videoconferenced in!) about how much they loved it. I've already been asked to give it three more times. There's also a possibility it will show up as a video you can all watch, but that won't be until November at least.
Anyway, things are awesome, and I now have a certain amount of free time again. If I've been out of contact with you, odds are good that will change soon. Fair warning! :-)