Finally! Due to (apparently) a DNS hijack from Russia, I haven't been able to sign in to blogger, google and various other sites for the last 2 weeks.
Thanks to the good (incredibly good) folks at geekstogo.com, my machine is in the process of being fixed. Phew!
I've been very busy during my absence from blogland, so will be back with a 'real' post soon. Thanks for hanging in there!
Edit: I just looked at my feed reader, I have 339 blog posts to catch up on, eeeeeeeek!