To explain the puzzling absence of recent blog postings, I present this rant:
I finally get my computer fixed after fighting with Dell to get my warranty recognized, my requests getting lost twice because of computer problems on their side, long delays in actually having the repairman come to perform surgery, and digging up a strange OS that my system had never run to reboot my computer to find that the firm I took it to initially for data retrieval had stuffed an entirely different harddrive into my defunct machine!
(try to say all that in one breath)
So where does that leave me? I've been basically computerless for 2 months, using only a klunky system here at work, trying to get my system back in order and I'm stuck with a messed up piece of hardware running the memories of some AU Washington program student whose most pressing computer need was downloading pictures of Matt Damon...... Argh! [sorry Tim ;-)]
So bear with me as I plunk down a big wad of cash (that I don't really have) to get operational again. I should be more digitally active when that comes...