pabs@picard:~> uname -r 2.5.47-ac2
I tried out Menuet this evening. It's really cool. Make sure to try the 2.0 prerelease if you decide to give it a shot; it's got a lot more cool stuff.
I've been trying to write Ruby bindings for FreeType2. I've gotten pretty far, but the bindings aren't quite done yet. You can see what I've got so far right here. I'm also thinking about writing bindings for the image processing library DevIL, but I haven't started yet.
I stumbled across a really cool graphics programming site called FlipCode. It's got lots of interesting graphics tutorials, engines, and demos. Finally, here's a really interesting interview with Janeane Garofalo.