Just a note to say that I'm still alive. If you imagine that I have spent the summer thus far productively writing my dissertation, well, you're partly right. It's been an eventful summer, though. (I hasten to add that the events have been mostly good. Or, rather, that most of the events have been good.)
Anyway, I'll check back in again at some point in the future. Meanwhile, you can read this post from Stewgad.