Few quick notes.
Apparently there's a cable splitter somewhere in the building which has gone bad. My access to the 'Net care of Comcast dropped out on Saturday. On Monday the technician couldn't find the splitter. Since I'm moving this weekend I just left it at that and have stepped down to dial-up. Broadband in the new place will take about 10 days to sort itself out too. Sigh.
I'm most of the way through opening the comments on my older posts. This is a pretty tedious process and I probably won't get to the oldest ones until after the move.