I've been keeping up on my fiction reading as well - over the past few months I've finished The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien), The Cuckoo's Egg (Clifford Stoll), The Sparrow (Mary Doria Russell), and The Cyberiad (Stanislaw Lem). I'm through the first half of Ficciones (Jorge Luis Borges), and I see now why Zámpano is based on him.
I only wish I had a little more time for introspection, but watching gnfnrf play KOTOR 2 will suffice for now.
seiryu_16: what time is E3 next year? I'm trying to schedule my vacation for 2005 . . .
*: In the days of the Republic at Macalester, this was the Computer Architecture and Organization class.