Minecraft.net is experiencing some downtime at the moment, but Notch just uploaded the new launcher! Epic timing right! (This means he's back from his vacation for all of those slower miners)
In other news, Notch has confirmed diodes, repeaters, wooden half blocks, and beds will be in the next update. 2 Player Productions wants to do a documentary about Mojang as well.
E: Site's back up, downloading the launcher.