A lack of internet service at PFHQ (at least service at any useable speed) for the past week or so has really cut into my posting.
You may have noticed this, and I apologize.
As is my way, I tried to resolve it myself for a few days before I decided it must be the Hughesnet modem.
A phone call to "Brian" in India, confirmed this and after a 20 minute polite chat, I had a new modem on the way.
I hooked it up last night and I'm once again to slip around the ether at a speed I can live with.
It was actually very good customer service ... you would have heard about it if that had not been the case.
Enjoy this peaceful interlude ... courtesy of the Sun, Sony, and a new modem.