OK… two things…
First, I read Slashdot, mainly because it does keep me up on the latest tech news to some extent. That being said, it amazes me sometimes about the questions that some folks ask the readers of Slashdot, because I have seen the comments of users of Slashdot and they are not necessarily the ones that you want advice from.
Second, I just completed writing an ebuild that works for netrek on gentoo using mips architecture. It is located here.
It was interesting writing the ebuild this time around, as I was able to fix some bugs that I had in the old one. The above is now a basic template for things that I will do from now on in creating ebuilds.