I've been super busy, apparently since Michael Jackson's death. Today I write because I am petty and annoyed. My AIM account was hacked and I can no longer access it. And I learned that AOL has no connection to AIM accounts so if you're hacked, there's virtually no recourse. I may have filed some form or other, but have no confidence the issue will be resolved.
One teachable moment has come from this: From now I I will only use associate free email accounts with accounts from any websites I use. For example, I don't know what my Flickr.com password is, and because I no longer have the email account I used to set up the page, I'm forever blocked from the account.
Frustrating. I'm sorry to inflict this on anyone else.