Not dead yet

Sorry for the lack of updates in the past couple of days. I've been slide-tackled by an especially nasty virus of some kind, and sitting upright to type hasn't been high on my list. Dissonance generally steps in to cover when I'm out of it, but he's just recently graduated college and headed off to Europe for a six-week bike tour. Rough life, eh? He did get a couple of articles in the bag before he left, so we'll have those to post soon. And Thanks to Ronald for keeping the 'bread fresh and warm.

None of this means we don't have a lot of good things in store for you guys over the next few weeks. In fact, I probably succumbed to this virus because I was pushing too hard, not getting enough sleep. The sheer amount of secret info and hardware we have floating around here is scary. We will have some fun this month, no doubt.

Meanwhile, our Folding team has been shooting up the charts with astonishing speed. We're in 35th place and rising fast. We've joined Statsman's overall top 9 producing teams, which is a truer reflection of our team's prowess than our current ranking, since we haven't been doing this long. You should definitely join up if you haven't yet; find out all you need right here.

That said, it's obvious that my team-leading position won't last much longer. Kuhtarl's mighty folding power is moving him up the ranks, and it's only a matter of time now. Plus, the ol' power main at the house here keeps tripping, so I'm going to have to back off some. Keeping this much hardware fed and cooled while running full-tilt isn't easy.

An update on the last FNT: here is Le Pen in context from a source not given to apoplexy over right-wing candidates. He's "France's George Wallace."

More entertaining is this link TwoFer sent along. I think we can all agree on that.

Next, I have come to a scary realization lately. I have fallen behind on e-mail, which isn't out of the ordinary for me. I tend to let my in-box fill up (because I just can't keep up), then every once in a while I go through and try to answer every unanswered message. This time around, I started that process, and I realized that I had unanswered messages dating back to October. Argh! I really didn't mean to let you guys down like that. I'm probably going to have to give up and start over. So if you mailed me a few months or weeks ago and never got an answer, please, drop me a line again. I'm trying to do a better job keeping up now. Sorry!

Finally, Andy and I have been conducting some kind of unorthodox tests on some PC hardware components lately, and the results have been very eye-opening. I can't wait to see his finished article. This one is going to change the way we make some of our recommendations around here for sure.

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