This group has been very quiet, and I was just remembering it and wanted to wish you all a happy new year! Most of all I wish good health to you all.
And just to include something software-related, here's a very interesting new database:
I was only just playing around with it a bit, but I thought it might be of interest to some of you, or really any developer as a forthcoming option to be aware of (it's currently in alpha). It's PostgreSQL under the hood, but it's not an ORM. From a developer perspective, it's like a blend of an object database and SQL; pretty interesting.