Google's Blogger has been down for maintenance for the last 48 hours or so. Evidently it took them longer to upgrade or repair it than they planned, proving again that you get what you pay for, I suppose!
At any rate, that's why there wasn't a Thursday post, although I did check several times both days. Now that it's back up (as of something like 11:30 Friday morning where I am) we can get back on track.
Everybody back on the bus, please.