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.