FYI--my computer acquired a bit of malware yesterday* so we're nuking it from orbit and reinstalling from scratch. So I'll be limited to net access by phone when I'm not at work for the next couple of days.

We're also looking into real-time backup solutions, like Time Machine for the Mac, and will probably be settling on the latest Nero Backitup! and a terabyte drive,*** so I don't have to remember to back stuff up manually as often.

* My own damn fault. The Flash 11 updater popped up and asked to install and I automatically told it to, BEFORE I realized that I hadn't downloaded the Flash update**. What the spoofed installer installed, although detected by the antivirus I had on there and Windows' own AV program, evaded them enough to put a browser redirect on there so periodically Firefox (as it's my default browser) opened a new tab to some fly-by-night search engine with some random search on it.

** I blame the Java auto-updater for getting me used to that sort of thing.

*** And from what we hear, the flooding in Thailand is driving RAM prices up. Figures. But every time in the past I've backed my hard drive up fully, the drive has failed within two months, so if the pattern holds I'm going to be buying a new hard drive soon, also. :)

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