Europe ready to disintegrate.
China and Russia abandon dollar as reserve currency.
NK-SK on verge of all-out war.
Seriously, isn't it redundant for me to keep posting here? If you want to get a Vault-Co feed nowadays, you don't need to get it from Vault-Co. Any newspaper or media in the world will do.
I believe this year, next year and 2012 are going to be really interesting times to live in.
Update on Vault-OS : It's so bad-ass it will blow your mind. I really should put up some screenshots soon. So bad-ass that Reed Richards would pull his teeth out with envy. It's now cross-platform and compiles on QT TrollTech for any machine you want to deploy it on ... Linux, Mac, Win32/NT, OpenVMS. The architecture is simple. Every machine is a server. Every machine is a client. Browsing your control systems in the Vault is as easy as browsing the web. If you've got SVG diagrams, DXFs or even 3D layouts (VTK mini scripted) you can load them in and use them for a Heads-Up display that would make Batman drop a load in his shorts. It took me eight years of trying everything else before I got it right.
I had to write a custom daemon to drive the cheap serial port I2C device used for the I2C I/O. (Three diodes, a transistor, a couple resistors) That's the only component that isn't cross-platform. If you have a serial device for I2C control, I do have a driver for that written in QT. Otherwise, it's write once run everywhere. Performance kills .NET, Java or any of that crap. I get 60 fps on my Pentium III running at 133 mhz. Gives you some idea of how bad-ass it is.