We pause this blog while I reinstall Windows 7


My trusty Gateway laptop has never quite been the same since I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7. Somehow, Vista was still on the PC (I know because of the dual boot menu that would pop up whenever I rebooted) and for the last few months the wireless got slower and slower.

So, I've given up, backed up all of the pictures and music and other junk I have, and reinstalled the whole thing from a freshly formatted drive. So far, so good.

I have to piece this thing back together now and there is more snow in the forecast. That means that the next few days might be even busier than usual and the blog may have to get neglected for a few days. I’ll be back immediately if some celebrity drops dead or if Anderson Cooper parachutes into Afghanistan for a live remote.