Due to a series of unfortunate events - I mostly blame Microsoft's Front Page software - my web site has been gradually sliding into decrepitude, first with most of the text appearing white-on-white in every web browser except Internet Explorer, and finally IE as well. And I couldn't update it. This dark (well, actually the opposite of dark) time has finally passed, and the version of my site you are viewing now is active, after development on a side domain. It's my intention to do regular blog updates and add many new (and updates of old) articles to the site. I want to thank my colleague Chip Morningstar in particular for helping me navigate the dangerous shoals of DNS to make this happen.