Had a mini-vacation to San Diego to do a bunch of hiking, sailing and such and now work is in full mega scale-up mode so I just haven't had time to browse and post. Makes me sad, I miss all the fun from ODeckers and io9!
On a side note, I got to see this great sign as California is one of the last few places in America where Mountain Lions are [more] prevalent!
N.B. When going for a 14 mile hike with Vibram five finger shoes, make sure you wear them a lot building up to that hike so you don't get a blister under your big toe, doh!