If you have found your way to this site to find it filled with outdated information, be not troubled, for it is because I had lots of fun and self-inflicted troubles with the computer I previously had it running on. So, so make amends, I am reinstalling the operating system for the previous machine. One drawback, that consequently accounts for why I like Gentoo is that when you install, it compiles EVERYTHING specifically for your system. With C-libraries, compilers, other libraries, and something like 150 software packages for a base system configuration, installation takes a long long time. The upside, however, is that the machine, having had every piece of software it runs compiled specifically for it, is staggeringly fast. That's why I've been away. I have suddenly found my way to Beantown, known to people who don't live within an eight-mile radius as Boston, where I am visiting with Carl, a friend I picked up in College. The city is beautiful, and the behavior of the weather is as perfect as can be. We expect highs in the mid seventies all weekend, and sunny, or partly cloudly skies. I found out today that my brother will be moving in, and his company(and rent money) will be very welcome.