I'm currently in Jersey and have found some time to do a little hacking. The current distraction is libxend. There are a few reasons I'm spending time on it. The first is that it's a lot of easy work which makes it ideal for a few minutes here and there of hacking. Second is that I need it for a project I'm working on at IBM. A big part of this is too is that I really want to build my own tool chain again--not a public one like vm-tools but just something that I can use. I really dislike the xm interface. I don't want to use configuration files or anything of that junk. I particularly despise the xm networking mechanism too.