Well, I'm being melodramatic. My laptop is certainly entirely out of commission now because soda was spilled all over it -- so much so that there was a literal waterfall of Mountain Dew trickling through the keys and gushing out the front. This event actually adds insult to injury because it happened when I tripped in the kitchen -- spraining my ankle -- and the glass with the soda went over the counter, across the room, and landed in the right place to splash into the laptop... (The apartment is small and the kitchen is separated from the living room by only a chest-high countertop w/ sink.) There must be a Murphy's Law about liquids and expensive equipment. Fortunately, it can be repaired; I am waiting for DELL to send a repair box so that I can ship it in. I'll have to suffer without it for 2 weeks. Fortunately, I have old computers in the apartment that I can still do work from... So I'm not going anywhere yet. I'll be in the forums as always, and in the blog where I normally reside. Just wanted to say why I might be a little absent lately. I have to get a temporary rig working in short order. I hope my computer comes back soon. I rather like having it. I just got into Minecraft too.