The Ether Pre-Sale has started! You only have one day and 18 hours to get 2k ether for 1 bitcoin. After that - the amount you get decreases a bit. The sale should go until about the end of the month. Check out ethereum.org for details and to buy your ETH today!
Also - there are some improvements to the POC Client, since last we met face to face. https://github.com/ethereum/cpp-ethereum/releases
.dmg download for Macs available!