I’m not dead, just’ve been working on an all-Ruby implementation of BitTorrent for the past few weeks (and was on vacation in San Fran before that).
BitTorrent is good and cool. But the protocol is poorly documented by its author, possibly in an attempt to bring to a grinding halt the march of progress that is mankind’s only hope of surviving itself. Luckily I found a site where people have pooled their knowledge to make a complete BitTorrent specification, and I’ve been coding against the combination of those two documents.
In other news, the Hobix list is completely dead, and I’ve given up hope ever having a comment system on here again. Which, as I’m reminded every time I read MetaFilter comments, is probably a good thing.