I'm still here, although I haven't posted in weeks. I now have a daughter, and that means less frequent posting, especially while I have lots of visitors on extended trips to meet her.
I will quickly note that today one of the NASA Centennial Challenge competitions will be held. You can find background information, a video stream link, twitter update information, and more here:
2011 Space Elevator Games - Strong Tether Competition - is Friday - The Space Elevator Blog