I haven't been able to get back to the series due to too much on my plate. I'm bogged down by a huge CMS-SPS integration project at work not to mention doing all the stuff to get ready for another huge home project: Connell v2 that's due in January. Factor in the holidays, other stuff going on at home (trying to make a few DVD movies to free up space on my home server in order to avoid buying another hard drive)... I just don't know when I'll get back to the series. I know I'll definately get to it after my project is done, and I'll be able to have some solid examples (like the custom navigation we wrote to completely replace the left-hand vertical navigation in SharePoint portals). At any rate, just wanted to let any readers know I haven't forgotten or gotten bored with it... I'm just slammed.