I'm back, or at least I think I am, depending on how my arm holds out. Since I started my site in 1999, this is the longest I've gone - 7 months - without updating. I've missed you. :) Update:
Thanks for all the wonderful emails, and apologies to those of you who tried to leave a comment and were unable to do so. The system is FUBAR at the moment, and so I've just turned comments off.