I have negative personal news: I was burglarized last night, while working an extra long shift. They broke the front window of my second story apartment (the only window that is easily accessible), came in and lightly ransacked the place.
The positive news: they didn't take/get anything. My neighbor heard the noise, and called the cops. The cops seem to think that they were searching for cash and/or a safe, neither of which I keep at home (well . . . several rolls of coins, mostly pennies.)
I always joked that I never keep anything worth stealing, and aparently that's the case. Amazingly, they didn't try to haul away my +20 Apple //e's and //c+'s. Poor dumb bastards. Some people just don't recognize value.
The stereo was largely unmolested (they took the cover off of the front of one of the speakers:cash/stash search?), and my two year TiPowerBook was still in it's protective carrying case, tossed on the floor (no damage, I'm using it now.)
Well I'm off to the hardware store to replace the glass, then I'll head into work and use my bosses' shop to make a custom set of bars (I'm thinking of incorporating supports for planter boxes.) I probably should have installed some bars on the window when I moved in, but that was about eight years ago, and this is the first real trouble that I've had.
That's my venting, thanks for your interest.