The title worked just great. There have been over 125 views in about 10 hours! As you would expect he is very frustrated. We spoke for a couple of hours last evening, and he asked me to get the word out to his friends, and this post worked!
I don’t know why you were worried! Who would want to kidnap the old reprobate-as he described himself last evening.
Seriously, I was concerned because I had not heard from him for about a week so I called last evening. The problem is serious and he may lose some information on his computer. It may be a number of weeks before he is back up and running.
If you want to contact him, the snail mail will still work.