I am, in fact, still alive — not that you'd know it from my writing here. I've been heads-down on the next version of my news engine, which is scheduled to launch at some point Real. Soon. Now.
My "linky goodness" posts that used to live here are now mostly going through my account on Twitter. You can follow them (in nicely consolidated form) here on TweetDeputy. It's a quick way to keep up with what I'm finding interesting on the web.