the hard drive on my main pc apparently completely failed last night while i was asleep.
i believe (pray) i have a week-old backup.
hopefully all will go well and i will be back without much data loss sometime today.
if i don't get back online in time -- some other coder on the forum needs to make a screencast of their program and post it, so we keep with the one-screencast-per-day project this month.
i can still access the forum from secondary pc so ill be around occasionally today.