So last night I had to re-install my entire operating system AGAIN because I cannot for the life of me figure out where the recurring error message is coming from (and neither can the Tech Support people). I figure if I install it and then leave the thing alone for a few days, and I don't get that error message, I can move on to step two: a whole batch of updates. Step 3: anti-virus software. Step 18,000: the internet.
Needless to say, this may be a long process. Therefore, posting might be more sporadic than usual. I'm not going to flatter myself into thinking that the masses will be heartbroken at my absence or anything, but if anyone was wondering... that's the explanation. :)