I'm in LA for a meeting with the comp sci department heads in the University of California system. With the recent rains, it's amazingly bright and clear such that you can even see the mountains.
I'm still searching for a system to study in India, China, and Australia. Thanks to the folks who've offered me some suggestions already. I've not yet made my decisions yet, and so am quite open to ideas.
This may be a bit controversial, but I'd decided to include the architecture of a computer virus in the Handbook. Despite their annoyance and damage, there's no doubt that some of them are architecturally quite intriguing.