For the second time I’ve had a major computer malfunction. The first time required a new motherboard (I think) but I didn’t lose any documents, settings, programs, etc. It did, however, require me to send the computer out for repairs.
This time I got to keep the computer at home, but I had to re-install the operating system and wipe the hard drive. OUCH! I spent all yesterday getting patches installed and getting necessary software (e.g. the firewall), but I still haven’t gotten all my files and software fixed up. That will require getting my CD-ROM drive from work and turning the computer into the IT guys at work.
But at least I can blog again! Coming soon: a look at the Avandia paper in last week’s New England Journal of Medicine.