My summer of code applications seem to have been well received.
I've been hanging around on the relevant channels on IRC and had a few good comments. I had a good email conversations with Jukka Zitting from Apache.
The Apache GSoC is by far the hardest of the three that I may possibly get the chance to be a part of. They are all interesting projects though.
The one I seem most likely to get at the moment is writing a 'shorten' plug in for the Audacious media player (think "winamp"). Shorten is a loss less audio format but it has some dodgy licencing so it will be my job to write a fully open source alternative codec.
This suits me because I really like writing low level time-dependant code that has real world effects.
I'm off to upload my pictures from the Geneva Motor Show and FOSDEM in Brussels.