I am 20 days into cancer treatment presently, and have not had as much time for hobbies & sim pursuits. However I do pursue these activities when I can. I am still modeling aircraft, albeit slowly and also working on terrain/scenery for CSF3. (Due to the lack of a CFS4).
I have just posted a brief article on my experiences with FSX SDK1A and draw call optimisation in my modeling blog. http://biff-diaries.blogspot.com/2007/09/optimising-painting-snipe.html
Postscript - since I wrote that item I have found the benefits of applying these optimisations very beneficial. More on that soon.