Okay. Long story short: Computer seemed broken, tried to fix. Fixy fixy. Still not work. Call up stupid-stupid tech support. "Sound card is broken!" GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH. Have to send computer, but need to do more Perl. Hold on sending computer for at least a few weeks while finish script. Go crazy no music. Gonna rig up old 486 with Perl to keep working when computer go bye-bye for warranty fun.
Okay, all that and all I had to eat today was rice with TVP beef strips in a sweet sauce. (Okay, it's ketchup, Worcestershire, A.1., and beef stock, but it's still very good on rice.) TVP is Textured Vegetable Protein, and while just eating a handful of TVP is like eating a handful of wet paper or tofu, eating flavored TVP with lots of other things is like eating meat.
Oh, and thank you, ziggy, for the helpful examples in your recent journal entries...!