There are some quibbles about which module was actually first; a "sort of module" version of Temple of the Frog, in the Blackmoor supplement (1975), or Palace of the Vampire Queen, which came out in 1976
I first ran Palace of the Vampire Queen late in 1976 when a friend of mine gave me his copy because he wanted to play in the adventure rather than be the DM.
Not dead, but definitely have been absent. I am a government agency Fiscal Officer and had to cut about $10 million out of our budget request this year, on top of the rest of the job. I did it. Am now turning my attention back to actual outside life.
Earlier this year, I had a post over at BlackGate.com on Dungeon Delving tips. It contained a dozen, with another thirteen to follow. Six months later, Part Two will go online shortly. The 25 tips are very much old school pen and paper and contain a lot of Gygaxian principles.
Hopefully I'll get caught up on this thread shortly.