The blog has been quiet for a while.
I've been working on stuff that doesn't really seem newsworthy, but is important. Among these:
1) The bulk database tool was rewritten to use Asyncio rather than Twisted. The Twisted version worked, and passed its tests reliably, but populated its log files with numerous exceptions that I could never trace. I was comfortable putting it online as a tool you can rely on, but only because the tests passed reliably. It was also difficult to maintain, and attractive new features never got added, because debugging the code was tough.
When Asyncio became available, it seemed a good time to convert, and that is done. In order to complete this, I had to convert some established modules to asyncio. so the whole process took a while. A side effect of the effort is that the open source community now has python packages for asyncio 'requests', asyncio 'botocore', and asyncio 'urllib3'.