I'm not dead. My computer, on the other hand...R.I.P. little laptop. You served me faithfully for six years, needing only a hard drive and CD drive change three years ago. But alas, it is cheaper to replace you with a desktop than to kit you out again.
My new computer should be here today (!!!!!!), and boy, do I have some fun new toys to show all three or so of you who read this!