You know how they say that you should unplug your computer during a big storm in case there's a power surge because it may fry your computer? Well, it's true. As you probably heard, we had a huge wind storm last night in the northwest U.S. I was on-line and had just posted a message here. There was a power interruption, just a fraction of a second when it went off and then the backup generators at the power station kicked in. That's all it took to trash my machine. It's in the geek shop now and I'm writing this on an ancient Windows 95 machine with slow slow dial up connection. Guess next time I'l unplug like they say. And yes, I have a surge protector. I think it was the operating system losing power and some files didn't close properly and were damaged. Or something like that.