Gulp. It's been a while... I did consider starting a new blog altogether, or deleting the past - looking back over the old posts felt so strange - as I wasn't sure it made sense to continue. But given that there was never really a defined point, I like the sense of continuity even after such a break. Besides, I couldn't bare to give up the name. I've dropped "a place to put things" though - I find so many other places for that these days.
I won't bother filling in the gap. Anything salient will be obvious.