Sorry about the lack of updates. My computer is having some odd problems following a "power event" over the weekend. It appears that doing any kind of communication over the ethernet port now causes the machine to reboot, so it's in the shop. Hence I'm on the laptop in Shelly's office until further notice.
Or, to use Lord of the Rings terminology, STUPID FAT HOBBIT!!!
Anyway, go read Ernest's diary
until I'm back up again. He'll eventually lose interest and it'll be another piece of flotsam on the information superhighway, but until then he's updating it regularly.