Well, a week ago my laptop went belly up after experiencing a cascading application failure. Thankfully, had the foresight to back up all my docs, pictures, music, etc, when I realized that there was something seriously wrong. Figured I'd be out of commission for STO for a bit till I could afford a new machine. However, today was my birthday and my wife surprised me with a new laptop. Much better specs than the old one, and STO runs soooo much better on it.
And because of the server problems last weekend and the pushed back end date of the mirror event, it looks like I will actually get enough transporters to finish the event rep project.