Pretty much 100% of what I am working on right now is covered by some NDA and still keeps me very busy at the same time. Funny, how one starts to feeling "guilty" about not blogging for a while. With the number of people having linked here and/or are visiting frequently, keeping the blog going really is like "customer service" -- in a good sense.  However, there's light at the end of this tunnel. I am preparing for a speaking tour throughout Europe which will kick off in Norway next month and will continue through 10 more countries from January to April '03. I'll talk about "service-oriented architectures" and "aspect-oriented programming/metadata-driven architectures" on this tour - as usual there's going to be plenty of "demo-code fallout" from brand-new talks, which I'll post around here in the upcoming weeks. And now for something completely different:  ;)