Brian and I have concluded that we have run out of ideas (and steam) towards continuing on the ICFP Programming Contest. Plus, I have a whole lot of dissertating left to do. But I'll write a more detailed postmortem after the contest deadline. While the organizers have not explicitly said anything this year, I assume that they would prefer that we do not discuss essential details of the contest and our solutions until then.
Update: I forgot to mention the highly ironic fortune I received while Brian and I conferred over Chinese: »You should be able to undertake and complete anything«. Maybe they had my dissertation in mind instead.
Further update: As this page was the first one linked in a recent e-mail to the contest discussion list, I figured I would add a link to the actual post-contest writeup.