Actually, I want to have UTF-8 landed before I leave Saturday for Austin, so then if anybody asks about international support, I can respond that we support UTF-8 everywhere. :P
Clustering is just about done. Tonight I need to take down Chef to see if it's broken in the same way Santa is. If it is, that sucks. If it's not, then Santa's unreliablity is more of a mystery, and that sucks more.