No, the lack of posts doesn't indicate a lack of activity, far from it.
Just no time to update the diary.
Remember to keep an eye on the general DNA notices on the DNA Surnames diary.
FamilyTree DNA's annual sale is over and done with and although we didn't advance our knowledge of DAW(E) Y-DNA to the best of my current knowledge, we do now have a prospect lined up that may do so.
A lot of my time these days goes onto exploring autosomal matches (FamilyTree DNA's FamilyFinder test, or 23andme or ancestry's autosomal test).
I am intrigued to notice a match to a lady with Newfoundland DAWs in her tree.
We've not yet explored the connection further as there's only so many hours in a day.
If you do want to venture forth into autosomal DNA testing, ancestry is currently offering tests at a discount (they were down to $79US but now seem to be $89US). Remember to transfer your results to FamilyTree DNA, and upload your raw data to GedMatch, to make the most of your investment, fishing in as many ponds as possible to find your matches.
As they only ship to US addresses, check out the ISOGG Wiki Shipping page for some options if you are elsewhere.
May 2014 bring us all DAW(E) dna successes!