rrrr I can't believe they really did close your thread!! I was writing you an answer, I was completely tooling tycho for being such a crab about how your thread would be closed. I hit the submit button and then the thread is closed. There were still three or four of us browsing it! Oh that guy was a total bastard.
So I thought, at least I could send a message and say, hey, yes it sucks that FA is down and I miss it too, that guy's a royal butthead and no I haven't done anything even remotely interesting in a long time.
Plus I nticed a no-cal reference near your avatar. fwiw next week I am going to go visit my dad and his family in Nevada City. I know NoCal is a huge place. WHerever you are at I hope you are having a good summer and plenty of rain.