I started reading Aldous Huxley's Island. I still haven't figured out which side of the book's argument the author is on.
I set up a Mumble server again. This time around I knew about qdbus, which made life much easier. And even without qdbus, now I have a python script that mimics a good deal of the introspection functionality, and I know enough python that I'd be able to work through configuring it again.