deader than I thought

Well, while it’s up briefly, I may as well report in. For some reason the network drop on my machine has been occasionally disappearing, and sometimes the performance has been nearly glacial. Today I took off a new-ish CD-R and things suddenly got rather better. There’s also a new machine on order, but who knows when it’ll ship. (We had ordered a special education-only model and then Apple rev’d their hardware — so we got a pretty sweet free upgrade to the new base machine.) Anyway, if the network connection holds, there may be more here soon. Very hard to tell.