Shame, RL and work just doesn't want to do as one wishes sometimes. Still nice that you are taking a PhD, only got around to getting master myself (so far). Keeping contact makes sense, I would say that is also a very large part of why I still check in at Hive from time to time. Its memories, friends and well a lot of my past in one.
You need a comment newer than 2008 Dan, And as one, if not the oldest user of Ralle related stuff is is damn nice to see that your still around (Even if you announced your retirement back in 2008 as well ). How did things go with university? (And hope that Starcraft 2 was as you hoped back then - I know that Diablo 3 sure weren't for me).
Also you, Brad and Shados need to make that notion of a project on a new Blizzard game happen