Well, I'm back, and had a great time with the family. We stayed on the Disney World premises - which harkens to how Casinos have no windows or clocks - a completely immersive experience. Those Disney theme park guys really know how to make you happy about spending, and they manage every detail - about my largest complaint is that the 1/32nd scale 3D princess crown chocolate replica at our Cinderella dinner was made of dark chocolate.
I prefer milk chocolate.
In other news, Mark Cuban did a funny bit why GooTube is going be a legal nightmare - but I still think its possible that DRM, at least as currently envisioned, is NOT the "end state" solution for content creators.
And, this is also a bit old, but J2ME's evolution is interesting to watch in the distributed application runtime game. They've had some success on devices, tons and tons for server development and none to really speak of on the desktop (yet). Nevertheless, they continue to flog the "write once/run anywhere" banner with this news with Lazlo Systems about "Orbit" and application portability. Like Microsoft, Sun is attacking this market from a developer perspective - and as application execution context boundaries blur, that may become more effective in the marketplace. I still think they're a dark horse vs. the "top 3" in this space, but it is still an emergent technology space, so who knows.