Well, my laptop is once again in the shop. This time, it's there to have a hinge issue repaired. Apparently, when they put it together, some monkey misthreaded the screws, and over time, they snapped like brittle little breadsticks.
Anyhow, I'm hoping to have it back in "about a week." I'm sorry, but the updates to this thing will probably be few and far-between over the next week or so, but I will try to put some prattle up here when I can. The thing is, I'm using this archaic, little heap of a PC, and typing on this keyboard is kind of like banging a couple of rocks together to make fire (but, I'd forgotten how attractive Windows 98 and AOL 7.0 were. Sexy!).
Fortunately, this seems like a perfect time to step away and take a smidge of a break. So, you all have fun, and I hope to see you here when I return. I'm off to go stick my head in Lake Michigan.