First, thank you all for your good wishes. Thought I was getting better, but the bugs were smarter than I (as are most creatures, excepting The Doubleduh-Cheney Gang and its fellow unravellers). Ended up in hospital on 11/11, got out two days ago. Nasty!
Anyway, I just needed to check in here, thank you all, and let you know I should be back at full-rant-tilt over the next few days. Betcha can't wait, eh?