I bought myself one of these little toys: USB LED Message Board
Disgusted with the app that came with it (can you spell CPU hog?) I reverse engineered the app and have posted source code to talk to it here.
This is written in C#, if you are one of those "I'm too hardcore to code in C#" people, you should be hardcore enough to translate it into C/C++... :)
In other news I have been working furiously with the Vice dev team (what a great bunch!) to get the SDL dingo port ready as an official port from the next (2.2) release. Hopefully we'll make it.
(Big shout-out to Nojoopa for all his help)
As far as the zipit goes, not to much to tell. Once the building is complete on the house and I can move back into my study, I'll get hacking on it again.