Sorry the promised Snark never materialized. One is still in the offing, I swear. Fortunately, I have a good excuse: a comparatively humongous project, which I have been working on, in one form or another (these include thinking about working on it, thinking about thinking about working on it, not working on it, going out for Thai food, etc.) for over a year, is suddenly on the verge of completion. Once it's done -- which will be within the week -- I intend to return to the snarkery with abandon. And, if I can help it, regularity.
Meanwhile, I'll be traveling for the next few days, but see you after that. Promise.