I finally have ADSL out here in Wales! Bloody marvellous!!
This of course means that browsing the BBS and visiting NG in general are now actually an option - on dial-up the pages were stopping halfway through loading. How frequently I'll be on NG of course depends on how much time I can spare around the full time job as game dev.
It's good to see that some of the Flash forum regs are still active, haven't visited General yet but probably will work my way up to some level of regular visiting. I will be trying to help out in the Flash forum, although I still haven't got me head around AS3 yet (don't need it for work, still on AS2). Will also hopefully be hanging out occasionally in Wi/Ht and Audio.
In answer to vague rumours, yes, I have also had some pretty major personal issues over the past year, but don't really think that they need to be described on NG. I'm coping.
I would like to get some games made for public release too but it's tricky finding time for that outside of the job and various other finger pies.
Many thanks to all those that have left notes saying I've been missed, and also a HUGE lump of gratitude to ramagi for depositing on my behalf for over a year, a LOT longer than was originally intended.
See you around.