IM & VPN, argh.
In case anyone is trying to IM me, apparently my place of work's VPN disconnects me from all of the IM services and won't let me reconnect until I turn off the VPN. Until I get this worked out, please e-mail me via the link in the right side bar and I'll turn off the VPN. While I'm doing classwork I find that MPOW's VPN is easier than using the Shibboleth (sp?) backed portal from my school because the portal times out after an hour. That's totally reasonable unless you're working 10 hour days through various assorted holidays to complete two 20+ page papers and two article summaries -- at which point it becomes annoying, especially with every link opening a new browser window.