Thanks for the tickle, Jeff. I haven't written in far too long, and I've been looking for something to write about.
It occurs to me that blogging (in our case, at least) works best as a conversation rather than soliloquy between man and ether. I stimulate you to write, you do the same for me. Here's hoping for more of the same.
(Edit: This post got huge. So I'm posting to PhischkneghtX instead.)