*whew* I can't tell you how much of a relief this is, Andy. I'd truly worried about the bloke. On another online forum, we'd faced the tragedy of one of our members' death. He had disappeared for a couple weeks and then his wife came to us and told us his story. It was completely sudden, as you might suspect, and shocked the lot of us.Of course, there are other circumstances that could cause people to disappear from online forums. Inevitably "real life" will interrupt sooner or later. I think even I have been away from this site for many months at a time without notice. One could have new kids, a new marriage, or other family affairs taking up time. One could go on sabbatical or vacation out of the country. Or worse, one could be incarcerated for some sort of crime.It's just an unfortunate product of how these online communities work. Most of us just barely know each other by the digital words and images we put here online. Outside of these web sites, we really have no idea what could be going on. Blogs help some people get to know each other, but they still may not be of much help if someone just stops writing.In any case, I'm very relieved to hear that Shane is still with us. Even if I never see another post from him here at SFXB again, I'll sleep better knowing that at least nothing too terrible has happened to him.