Still here. Busy. But resurfacing. Coincidentally (not), I stopped playing Warcraft after a month of that very fine game. Fortunately, they archive characters such that when I decide to toss another month away, I don't have to entirely start over.
Christine -- my beautiful wife -- started at Apple on Monday.
PyObjC has evolved rapidly recently (thanks to Bob's efforts). py2app has preliminary documentation. PyObjC now has a tool called scanframework.py that can generate a complete wrapper module for just about any Objective-C framework (the exception being ones that have wonky C structures or lots of ** weirdness in their APIs). It works very well with Core Data.