Well, the everlasting battle with webhosts has hit a setback, and ole Shawn is retreating a bit. Last week, the server that housed my sites (all 4 of them) was hacked and the main index pages were lost on each one. The information is there for everything, it's just a matter of a missing index page, which -- of course -- I don't have a recent back-up for.
With all the problems I've had with webhosting over the years, I've decided to finally retire that fight. I'm transferring everything I can over to Blogger.com sites and Flickr accounts and services that aren't handled completely by me. This will be much easier on me, and hopefully with less downtime for you.
So I'm going through the process of manually restoring posts on this site, and hopefully, will have it all back to semi-normal soon.
Of course, this means a much more stream-lined version of the old site (including, yes, no more forums for now), but I just never got into podcasting to deal with webhost problems and hackers.