Well, looks like I tasked yet another laptop a bit too hard and ended up with a crash that destroyed my boot sectors. The only fix the obstinate thing would accept was restoring the system back to factory default status, which meant losing everything on the C: drive, including three or four almost finished blog posts (I use Live Writer). After spending the last two days reinstalling three years worth of programs and updates, I’m ready to get back to work, but please bear with me as it will take a bit of time to retype all those nuggets of wisdom I stole from other smarter people. Sigh. The worst year of this blog continues.