Sorry, kiddies, apparently they had to get a time machine, travel back into the past, and bribe some corrupt government official to invent new technology for the enslaved Mayans to build in order to find an "impossible to find' part for my 3 year old computer.
Fortunately, my schedule clears up considerably next week, so the increased time (along with the benevolence of friends and their machines) should see an increase to something resembling normal posting. Sigh....where's H.E.R.B.I.E. when you need him??