The whole story is long and painful. It involves a new house and a acute lack of broadband. So, I've found new digs courtesy of InfoWorld, and hope to have enough time to continue firing off missives into the ether. Probably something about the new HP DL145's and an interesting ziptie and glue video card retention strategy, or the soggy satisfaction I got from hacking IPCop to drive two modems with multilink PPP for my home connection and realizing that 10.5 KB/s is the best I'll see for awhile.
You'll just have to tune in to find out.