The Intenet Lives!
It was a modem issue of idiopathic origin. We now have both a new modem and a renewed lease on our online lives. As well as two weeks of email backlog.
Still irritated by many Mac things. Can't figure out how to import my .dba (Palm) calendar into iCal. My calendar is not merely a file or an application; it is actually an external portion of my brain and therefore critical. But I am not fucking about to individually convert four years' worth of calendar items into separate vCal files when a .dba file is sitting on the desktop, ready to service me. Help? *mewl*