Also saw jess_k in town. Nice surprise! I was getting a spare pack of Energizer Lithium batteries there. Hmm... this pack has a contest code too. Maybe I can win another prize. :)
This evening, there was a cable internet outage lasting about 3 hours and 45 minutes, which is just under the 4 hours needed to claim a refund. Drat. During the downtime, I updated the web browser on both the desktop and laptop computers to K-MeleonCCF 0.04 Final. Except that I wouldn't call it final just yet because I encountered a small problem in the config files. But it wasn't a serious problem and I fixed it myself to get things going.
Also PageDefrag-ed the laptop to return it to a less lethargic bootup speed. I noticed that it was slowing horribly during my last trip. However, I shouldn't need to boot the laptop that often anyway. It should be okay to keep it in standby mode if I anticipate that I'll use it again soon.
And finally, I did some light reading (inasmuch as Empire of Debt can be considered light reading), but I only finished one chapter before the cable internet came back.