Well, thanks to everyone who sent me email, money, offers of help, and other encouragement. Things are decidedly looking up, finally. Sallgeud has committed the first anonymous-input-blocking changes, and others are working on various other improvements to Scoop to allow us to return.
And, even better news for me, we finally have an apartment! Bret found a place today, in Noe Valley on Army (~3 blocks from 24th St. if you're familiar with San Francisco). It's so nice. I think if we had described the perfect place for us, this is what we'd have come up with. Except that there's no laundry, but really, that's a minor drawback. Plus it'll all be refinished and refurbished before we move in. One bedroom, hardwood floors (to be refinished), back porch, separate entrance, on the corner of the building so lots of windows (even a skylight!), old cast-iron tub in the bathroom, and there'll be all-new appliances when we move in. The place just rocks.
So it's off to Italy for a real vacation, after all. Might be meeting up with pjr from gnu in Venice. And when we get back, we'll have a place to live, so I can get K5 back up, sooner than expected I hope. Also, August 15th, LinuxWorld Expo starts, and I'll be there with all the OpenSales folks, so stop by and say hi. I'm the skinny goofy-looking one with the 2-tone hair.
This is the most ridiculous summer I've ever had.