for the record - this was a joke. it did ship (<24h) and has already arrived. some people seem to just be expecting a ton. when i place any orders online, i usually figure 2-3 days - the fact that mauro consistently gets stuff out faster than that is exceptional.
to the people receiving packages internationally - i've shipped international through usps many times (e.g. for ebay sales). once it is out of the shipper's hands, he has the exact same information that you do with that tracking number. there is nothing that can be done (you can't call the usps and ask what's up with your package like you can with ups or fedex) short of filing an insurance claim if it's missing for X days. shipping via ups or fedex international is really cost prohibitive (think several times more expensive than usps).