Whoda thought I'd ever start a "new thread?" I can hardly thread a needle.
But seriously, folks, this forum appears to have possibilities for learning from some capable teckies. My only claim to techie fame is a couple of years working in a tech support sweat shop, first in CD writer's infancy(remember "buffer underrun?"), and then trying to make AIO printer/scanner/copier/fax machines behave. But that was a few years ago.
Lately I've been playing the OS game; the custom-built computer I have came with Vista Home Premium and had some issues with staying connected to DSL. So I "upgraded" to XP, only to find it couldn't properly utilize all my 64bit memory. So I changed BACK to Vista, and each time I had to reinstall all my aps. Not the most productive week on record. Good thing I get a perverse enjoyment out of messing with this thing.
Next step, Windows 7, and if I get up the nerve, dual-boot to Ubuntu. Other than that, I write, and "design" stuff with SketchUp.