Well thanks, I appreciate the warm welcome back.
Also I have gotten a lot of emails, and messages about the kernel. The kernel has been compiled, and it's been uploaded for Anurag to test. If it tests well for him, I am sure he'll upload it to the repos, so you can also test it as well. For me so far, it's running rather well, and I think it's going to be a good kernel. It's 18.104.22.168 and seems to run rather well on my laptop. The only problem that I have found so far, is my wireless card. But I have problems with this wireless card no matter what kernel I run.
So all seems to be going good right now, hopefully it'll test good for Anurag, and then all of you. Then we can move forward to the final release.
Again I apologize to everyone here, but I had some issues come up in life that just simply could not be ignored.