Don't know if others have blogged about that (as I just mentioned, I'm in Europe this week and next, so not connected too often or too well while traveling).
It turns out that they've enabled the Google Site Search feature, which while not an internal search engine is at least much better than nothing at all. It found the things I was looking for, and though I've long used the Google site search feature to get around this there (and at other sites), many don't know how to use it, so it's certainly a step in the right direction.
I understand after talking with them that they are indeed looking to get the real CFML-based search to work again, and I may even help them with that now that I'm on my own. Anyway, in the meantime, enjoy.