Yes, contrary to popular opinion I have NOT dropped off the face of the earth! I know - how surprising!
As of half an hour ago, there's a brand spanking new Acer Aspire computer sitting on my desktop. Even more exciting is the fact that I managed to plug cord A into spot A and cord B into spot B and it appears I held my tongue right and everything (touch wood!) is working.
drivel mumblings should return momentarily.