Why I haven't been posting here: I've been working on Robohub.org - your source for news, views and everything robotic!
I've also been setting up Silicon Valley Robotics - the professional association for robotics in Northern California, which could become the largest robotics cluster in the world.
I've also been working on Robot Launchpad - accelerating the growth of robot startups via events, introductions, interviews and other services.
And the most recent spinoff from all of these things is Robot Garden - a robotics hackerspace in the East Bay or TriValley area of San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley.
It's been a pretty good year! :) Hope yours is too!