If posts are few and far between/nom-existent, the reason is not too sinister. The charger on my laptop died, after what I should have taken as a warning. This is both a minor problem and a major pain in the ass. Minor because I have an extended warranty (been burned before) so I should be getting a replacement sometime next week. Major because there's only about a half hour left on the battery. So comp use outside of work or a library (where I currently am) is pretty much out.
On the bright side it's a little easier getting decent sleep hours. And this book on vervet monkeys I'm reading is kind of esoteric, but I'm making progress in it.