It has been some time since I managed to post any entries. Currently I am busy learning Ruby; not yet sure how it related to distributed systems, but since forever I have been looking for a language that would not be too syntactically twisted yet powerful enough - this little scripting language might just be it. So watch out for some projects coming soon.
At the same time, I have been playing with OS X's Automator. While the choice of actions is limited (really, who would need to script iCal or GarageBand actions?), the possibilities offered by a all-pervasive workflow engine seem intriguing. I'm not crazy about Applescript, but then there is a library that enables Ruby to perform Applescript actions :D