"Can I Haz Notebook to Sweep on?"
Posting will be light to nonexistent for the foreseeable future until I get my brand new computer out of the shop, which will probably involve more money than I can afford. And, no, I didn't get another virus. This is an outdated C++/HP printer software downloading issue for which I am not responsible. This should be a warranty issue for which I shouldn't have to pay. But experience these past two years has taught me that computer repairmen are among the least trustworthy people on earth.
In the meantime, please accept this substitute for actual blogging, a picture taken today of Popeye, the Passive/Aggressive Enemy of Literacy, lounging on my notebook in the spot where my Lenovo laptop used to be.