I'm finally getting settled in Texas. Been helping out a little with the Katrina relief effort here in San Antonio and making frequent trips to Galveston to see family. Looks like my sister's family will be visiting for the weekend while hurricane Rita blows over.
I've been turned onto Ruby on Rails now and will probably be posting some articles here in the near future. From what I've toyed with the language is easy and the Rails architecture has most of what you'd need to build a robust web app. You can build a quick and dirty DB app in a couple minutes if you're satisfied with their scaffolding.