So fiveish years later, I'm still around and still answering questions from time to time. I've updated the contact email to one that I actually use, so feel free to get in touch.
Lately I've started working on a new engine. The main and basically only difference is that it's using bitboards (still Java though). It has one simple goal, to be stronger than Mediocre (shouldn't be too hard right?).
I'll let you know when it's ready to let loose on the world.