Well, I was preparing an important -- or at least long and hard-to-write -- piece on the Human Rights Watch report on Syria, when the internet stopped working. At first, I thought the problem was with a late bill, but inquiry revealed that the ISP's tower serving this area has gone down. It was supposed to be functional hours ago, but it isn't.
At any rate, the situation seems to have morphed yet again. So...maybe I needn't bother with that post after all.
(Incidentally, I'm writing this in a fine restaurant with a Scottish name, on a small, aged netbook with a very irritating keyboard, while sipping Dr. Pepper from a cup meant for Sweet Tea. Please don't tell the people who own this joint that I'm a terrible soft drink thief. I wouldn't want them to lock me up with the Hamburglar.)