Sorry for the VERY long break. Part of it was me being busy but a lot of it was the fact that my hosting company decided to stop supporting my blog and I had to scramble to figure out what I was going to do. I didn't really want to update the blog while the situation was not settled so I avoided making any posts or responding to any comments. I moved over the comments that got lost in the migration to the best of my ability. This site still has some issues after the move but I will try to address this over the next few weeks.