My lack of entries over the last few days was not caused by a lack of things to say.
Well, may be a lack of topics played a small part, but a much larger part was played by Microsoft and their XP service pack 2.
I must have tried a half-dozen times to get that damn thing installed, and once I finally did, I realized that both my DVD burner and my CD burner had become inoperative.
At this point I've tried just about everything imaginable to get my burners working again, with no luck whatsoever.
I'd now like to state, for the record, that Microsoft sucks, SP2 sucks, and I suck for installing SP2 without completely backup my system up first.