I'm back in Iowa, and connected to the world once again, albeit via dial-up until I get home on Monday. I had 287 messages in my inbox today, which caused Thunderbird some consternation at first, but I finally got most of them read and/or deleted. Now to figure out what I missed out on during the communcations blackout that results from being in a remote cabin. While setting down my luggage, I noticed the new Newsweek on my grandparents' table, and realized that it was showcasing a brand new iPod, so I immediately grabbed it to get up to date. Now to download that 10MB iPod software update that my PowerBook is urging me to get, maybe it'll update something on my iPod Mini?