well my forum is pretty much dead... no one comes. i'm not complaining.... i'm the one who killed it... by never contributing to it for years. so this space will likely go away for a while.... i'll likely relaunch when there's more to talk about. this may not even be the last thread i post, and it's not going away this week... but the end is definitely near. If it's relaunched, i will be more active. thanks to all that have posted.