I've been away a while. the reasons.... I was laid off, took a part time job outside of my profession with lousy hours and pay. Then I found another job in my profession. Spent a lot of time in training/traveling. It was not just my being on this forum, My cycling has suffered too. The only positive side of the part time job was I could commute by bike. I even had enough old parts laying around to build up a single speed to make the short 5 mile commute more challenging.
So hopefully I am back and frequenting my usual threads. As I recall, those were the Electronics, Folding, SS/fixed, and maintenance forums.