Sorry to see you go Mike. But you haven't told us what you're going to do in Austria. Except doing some stuff with Weissbier, Bratwurst and their inevitable consequence: Yodelling
(whether that is from too much of the former or carelessly putting a hot Bratwurst in your mouth shall not be disclosed
As for the picking: we have our own resident forum troll here, but he's been quiet for a while, with the exception of some recent appearances....
Best of luck, enjoy yourself and remember: anything with 'too much' in front is a bad thing! (except for almost anything related to Open Source that is