My wife told me that you're all probably sick of hearing about the buffer. If you are, I apologize in advance for this: Woo hoo!
In other news, this last week I bought a CD-ROM burner and a set of mulitmedia speakers. The burner came with some MP3-ripping software, and I've cheerfully been ripping my CD collection into MP3 format. You'll all probably call me a Luddite, but I've never used Napster (and have no intention of starting now). As a creator of intellectual property (several times over, in three different industries), I think that the rights of the music publishers and artists should be respected by the Net community. Still, I can see the appeal of compressed digital music, and look forward to building a personal MP3 collection.
I also look forward to the battles between Big Business and the Powers of Progress over how to pay for intellectual property. Hopefully I'll someday get paid for the schlock I crank out, and these court battles are baby-steps in the right direction.
At any rate, the reason I bought the burner is so that I can start permanently archiving the large TIFF files from which I create the web-friendly PNG files of Schlock Mercenary. They were taking up too much disk space, but I need to keep them so that I can do a book'o'schlock someday (now all I need is a publisher).