Miracle of miracles, I have a new client to work on! Something I can "own" a bit, as my boss put it. Halle-friggin-lujah! Right now there's just a lot of background reading to do, but there will actually be real projects soon. Jeff (my boss) also thanked me for being so patient the past months, and said that they really were trying hard to find me a project, since I'm good and they didn't want to lose me. Always nice to hear.
Now, hopefully, I can return to my less-whiney blog content. :-)