Yep, was in Japan for a year. Met and talked with Sasuke and Taka, a few others. Mighty fun.
Gone from here the whole time. I now realize how much time I had wasted on the internet, and this site... for a couple of months at least. I will never come back for any reason. I hope more people can find wonderful things to do in their time.
But do get some XPW DVDs, especially the Viking Hall shows. They are actually quite good and very inexpensive.
Another product of my boredom at work this week - the guests, bots and random web searchers can now be viewed via a snapshot link from the index (click on "bots" or "guests" - they're on the same page)