I've been offline for a few days, rebuilding my home system. One of my Christmas presents was a new hard drive, which I seriously needed. The previous 6 year-old drive would no longer boot into windows. Luckily it would still boot into *nix's so I didn't lose that much data. (I did suffer from a prolonged "Generals" withdrawal, though.)
Anyways, I've backfilled the last few days and will settle down to work on a serious back-log of posts.