I have returned safely from a weekend at the Stražnice folk festival (photos to follow when feasible) and a conference in České Budějovice (much rain, no photos), but as the hard drive on the laptop began to make alarming noises at the conference, it appears I will be spending a good while making sure my backups are pretty good before I attempt to replace the drive with its predecessor (this is to say, putting in 30GB where I have become accustomed to 100GB). Fortunately I was able to find a set of small screwdrivers this afternoon.
But, while most of my programs are actually already on the small hard drive, many of them are not very up to date and I will have to reinstall my internet connection.
I suspect this means I will not be much prone to public self-expression in the immediate future. Of course, there are also major Czech holidays coming right up.
In other matters, I am unsure whether I was less happy with the intense heat of the past few weeks, or the chilly rain that has followed.