First of all, I've to announce a new project (Like you don't have enough projects running…Hush you, they don't need to know that…) : an implementation of file(1) using as it's data source shared-mime-info, a freedestop spec for MIME information storage usually used by Linux’s DEs for getting the type of a file.
The goals are to avoid duplicating file type information between file(1) and the DE, for said implementation to conform to the relevant POSIX spec and for it to be able to act as a drop-in replacement for Ian Darwin's file.
That project's repo can be found here
Second, a long in the making project of mine is at long last launched: I've moved to Australia! I'm in Melbourne since the 13th of January.