The bullet bitten
I reformatted my hard drive... two separate times. My patience for all the woes I endured the past 7 months finally ran out last Friday. Immediately after the markets closed, I began the cumbersome and time-consuming process; from 1pm Friday afternoon until 1am Saturday morning, when I stopped due to bleary eyes. And then continued later on Saturday, and throughout the holiday weekend. But then disaster hit, and I had to do it all over again Tuesday night.
Anybody who has been through the process of refornatting a hard drive knows it for what it is, no picnic! But it is done, and my workstation finally seems stable -- although it is too soon to know conclusively.
Anyway, that is how I spent my holiday weekend, and past week. But now I am back, and see your comments and questions...
-- David M Gordon / The Deipnosophist