I am back online after this. Luckily, the nerve responsible for making this "ouch" (I am no doctor...) wasn't really happy about all this and went on strike just long enough to make this a no-pain-whatsoever experience. However, the doctor ordered that I stay at home and don't work and so I really didn't. Instead I finally got through the crazy final sequence of Halo (I am not even close to be as good at this as these guys), worked on my Rallisport driving skills, ruined some expensive cars and otherwise just took a break. Meanwhile, my notebook got a new LCD, keyboard and modem. It also doesn't complain about post-surgery pain in any way. One more week to go. Then the whole christmas craziness happens and after that Patricia and myself fly over to New York City for New Year's.