I've been on vacation since July 28. When I returned, I attempted a BIOS upgrade on my loyal Dell…

Which turned out to be not that loyal. The flash failed to flash, but did manage to wipe out the old BIOS. Which essentially bricked the computer.

BIOS recovery schemes are easy to find. They failed, I suspect for the same reason the upgrade failed: some sort of hardware problem beyond my ken.

So I splurged, and my home machine is now an HP Envy desktop. It's very nice. But restoration has been rocky, and eliminated the time for blogging.

I'll be back in a couple days, I hope. I'm gonna backdate this post so I keep my streak of 1600+ consecutive blogging days. Cheating, I know.