I've been offline for an entire week, something that rarely happens to me as long as I can think back. It has been great. I took the time to read Cryptonomicon again, and it was just as great as the first time. I also found sufficient time to continue my (still embarrassingly little) chinese studies, and had even more time to think and reflect about my life.
So all in all it is a holiday like it should be. Don't expect any news from me in the blog or by e-mail before March 26th.