Thanks for the roster, Jolly.
Congrats to all for a job well done. Between the mods and the dedicated users here in the Barracks, the crap, shovelware and dupe accounts are being handled as fast as they show up. I am proud of you all - truly a credit to the Elite Guard!
As we discussed, I have been thrown back into the stone age here. No power to my house, or surrounding homes, for about a 3 block radius. I see street lights all around me further down in all directions, so I have hope that sooner or later my power will be restored. The tree is still in my den, but fortunately none of my gear or my office (on the other side of the house) was damaged. I am living off my laptop and now I am at a client that has both power and internet (for today anyway), so it's day-to-day until I get back fully online.
However, if I apply power to my modem and router, my interwebs still work. I don't have a generator, but I am a true geek, and as promised, here is a pic of how I got my laptop connected to the world using a power strip, a very long orange extension cord running from my downstairs office, through my basement, up the stairs, into the back window of my car, and into the inverter - which is plugged into the 12v power port. I Idled the car for about 1/2 hour to make sure I didn't drain the battery, and managed to get online, check some e-mail, and contact some family. Despite power loss and property damage everywhere, I am happy to say everyone is okay - no one hurt, just cold and miserable, but glad to be alive.
But there is a gas shortage here, so I won't be doing that again unless absolutely needed...or If I need my fix of newgrounds (yes, that IS gamejunkie's posts you see on the laptop). Stay strong, continue fighting the good fight, and I'll be back again soon enough...you can't get rid of me that easily!
See you on the front lines!