No I’m not dead, just been busy.
But here is some interesting things I’ve seen the last while:
Infer: static code analysis from facebook of all people. Supports C, Objective-C and Java.
Dr Jack Whitham’s blog, with some interesting stuff related to compiler optimizations and how they alter floating point results, along with ‘bug 323‘, and some DOOM fun! Plus he has his updated source repositories online here.
And finally, Building A 10BASE5 “Thick ethernet” network. A fun look at the first gen ethernet cabling on ‘slightly’ newer machines.