Home from Atlanta. Only positive thing I'll say about the entire weekend is that my partner and I (NOT my regular partner - a teamie and I swapped for this event only) finished second - and in the money - in the consolation tournament. The rest of the weekend was a disaster, including the accomodations.
Came home to find desktop computer off due to power outage - would not restart. May be time to invest in new computers. Conveniently, while I was away, I found out Dell has a 17" widescreen laptop, equipped with a numeric keypad and a vertical resolution of 1200px - just what I want and need. Also, just before I left I had backed up all current project data files onto an external hard drive, and had done the same with a previous project that ran about 500Mb in size. If the desktop is completely shot and I can't recover data off its hard drive I haven't lost a whole lot - most of the info is on the external hard drive and the laptop. Most of what's not there is on my websites and can be downloaded - time-consuming, but not a total loss.
Not a lot of time for work while away - got far more into tournament organizational mode than I ever wanted to.
More on this as progress is made.