No, no, I'm not dead. In the past one-and-a-half month I was quite busy with several thing - archaeological excavations and writing and submitting a grant application. Both of this things are completed right now, so I have some time for 'the stuff'.
Keep in touch as I will post some news very soon, probably tomorrow. In the mean time some new hardware was introduced into my collection, and I'm ready to install Operating Systems on some of the PCs. Also I'm quite near to finishing the picoammeter, so I'll post some sweet, sweet photos of my setup at work.