I’m still not dead, although I haven’t flown X-Plane in a long time (a year, perhaps?). I’m going back to school (two 3-hour classes all done online), am involved as a volunteer developer for a large library app for iOS, and have plenty of honey-do’s when I’m not busy fulfilling other obligations for work, school, and church.
I’m encouraged to see more groups making use of the system. I occasionally get an email from end users, check in on Skype, and look at the x-plane.org forums. So if you see me, say hi.