... and it's "toe the line", not "tow the line". You're standing at a line, following the rules. Oh, and it's "currying Fauvel" -- brushing that famous donkey, Fauvel -- not "currying favor"; and "eat umble pie" -- innards -- not "eat humble pie". Oh, is this too much correctness for you? Never mind.
I set up a backyard pool last weekend, and before I even got any water in it, the frame was swarmed with about a hundred thousand microscopic crawling insects weighing probably a gram, in total. With the naked eye I could just see there was something there, and identify a color. At 160x, one filled the microscope field. They turned out to be thrips, just one of 4700 known species. More species of thrips are known than mammals, with probably thousands more thrip species unnoted. I wonder why they liked my pool.
My brother-in-law gave me a G1 Android phone, and I took it on vacation to read, and even answer, e-mail on. It's the first time I've gone anywhere in, what, 20 years? without a laptop. It worked, but I had to wait to read the mouse-over punchlines to my favorite webcomix until after I got home. Android won't be there until its browser does mouse-overs.
I only just got my Dell Latitude D620 to resume properly from an ACPI "suspend to RAM". I've been using TuxOnIce for the last 2+ years, but have finally abandoned it. This was part of upgrading to a 220.127.116.11 kernel, itself prompted by trying to get my US$2 "Clique Hue HD" (sn9c20x) webcams working. That failed, but I got a pair of 6-foot USB cables, cheap, and the cameras are good-looking even if they won't themselves look. (The microphones work, I think.) My guess is they ended up remaindered for $2 because the MSWindows drivers shipped with them suck. Who knows, the Linux driver might even work someday.