I've disappeared lately, mainly due to brooding for a while, and then deciding to have a social life for a week or so.
Things are refreshingly stable here. Work is nice and calm - middle of a Local Government budget crisis, but I'm almost comfortable with that,
Principia doing OK - some sales, some money made. Some faith restored.
Finally replaced reposessed notebook yesterday. New Compaq Armada seems to work fine - X out of the box, modem via Lucent Winmodem driver. Generally a good economy purchase!