I like the name of one of the Flickr groups for this type of work--"Sprocket Whores" Having a day off for me was nothing short of a disaster. The lingering viral crap that has kept me plugged up for three weeks went to my right ear, causing an infection. Went to the walk in yesterday and was prescribed antibiotics, but the pain was incredible, until I got home and later that night my ear drum ruptured. What a mess. My pillow looks like it came from the Sharon Tate home after Charles Manson and his gang got done with their grizzly business. Still draining today. Went back and they told me it was ruptured and that I should get my hearing back in about a month. Right now work is very difficult as people sound like I am listening from under water. But of course, there are those people I don't want to hear anyway, so that is a benefit aside from the pain reduction. The blog has been down with the notion of doing some rework on the design aspect, but I have just not felt up to it, so for the time being, things will look like always. For better or worse. No photography lately either, as I am still waiting for the Svedosky to arrive and sold the Chamonix to finance it. A very nice large format shooter from New York (state) bought it and we have had many amicable conversations about our mutual interest in the art and craft of picture making. Glad to keep it in the family.