I'm still around, the Xbox 360 story will be completed soon!
I've submitted my research, it has been accepted and I will graduate.
I've been holding off on finishing the posts until I'd gotten it all submitted and I was in a place where I could post my results and some of my code. There may even be a google code project available at the end of all this.
Patience please everyone!
By the way, the image from the right is from http://www.trustocorp.com/ who amuse me to no end. Go have a look.