Apparently, after years of not doing it, I need to log in. Weird. Odd. OK, fixed now.
Anyway, my life is changing.
We have two cats, Terrapin and Darkstar (Terra and Star for short). Terrapin is a tortoiseshell, and Darkstar is Black.
They're half-sisters, 6 months apart in age. And they've only thrown up on the rug once (each). We have perfectly fine hardwood floors for them to do that, of course. We get get to let them out after their booster shots in a couple of weeks.
I am now the chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Microprocessors and Microcomputers (again), which oversees a bunch of conferences in the U.S., Japan, and now France. It was a bruising election where my "opponent" was very vocal that everyoneshould vote for me.
It mostly worked.
And I appear to be slightly unretired. A startup has come calling with the right story, so I will be spending some time working on that (and with another startup - they know about each other and they won't be competing).