The semester has been closing in. Graduation is almost here and I've been extremely busy. I've launched a new project that hopes to push open source software into more widespread use in the load balancing department. The idea is to do a bunch of research on the benefits of load balancing in trying to keep availability during a DDoS attack. I've been working on a Python script to do the DDoS simulation as well as setting up a small test environment with the equipment I have on hand. Once I get this done, I've been approved for access to the DETER test bed. This is a collection of systems that allow for easy topology configuration and a great place for me to do some larger scale tests. My overall goal is to supply a LiveCD with install options for an easy to configure load balancing system. Check out the project's home page.