Back online again.
Expect me to take approximately forever to get caught up, plus all the time it's taking me to get my new machine customized correctly. The friggin clicky thing on the touchpad thinks when I touch it, I mean click, and I can't find the setting that says "No, don't count it as a click unless I actually press it and make it go click". Amongst other things. At least I used Internet Explorer for it's intended purpose of downloading Firefox.