You wouldn't believe it, but I'm actually done with my thesis. It's all signed and submitted, and it should be only a matter of weeks until I can call myself an MSc (either that or its Austrian equivalent, "Diplom-Ingenieur").
As you might or might not have guessed, I used my thesis to work on worthwhile Drupal stuff, namely Transformations. Now that the written part is also finished up, I'll return to Drupal hacking for two months again before leaving for my new job. Transformations will still see significant improvements (more on that at a later time), and will be further supported by my company, Pro.Karriere - we just hired a new short-time student to revamp the UI while I'll be removing complexity from the API itself.
If you're into Drupal import/export, you might want to take a short look at it. Here's the links to the thesis, the summarizing poster, and further resources (print version of the thesis, LaTeX sources). It's licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 Austria License.
So that's for the "prototype" part. Now, let's make Transformations a competitive framework and push it from "prototype" to a more "product" state. Plus of course all the other interesting tasks that are on my plate for the upcoming two months. Welcome back, life! Glad to have you back, Drupal community! Bite my shiny metal ass, TU Wien! (And yes, studying there has been a great time.)