For those of you who are just dying to know what language Kathris, Amira, Joli, Dess, and Atubis are speaking, there's the Gilkesh Language Homepage which currently features a 700-word vocabulary and the basics of the grammar. I'm going to add sections on pronunciation and complete grammar tables, and try to work up some sample texts in the language.
Oh yeah, and I bought a new computer. An HP dual-core. So far I'm quite happy with it.