I was hoping Santa would bring laptop computers for everyone this year, perhaps have them stacked under the tree, maybe all up and running with a little cluster going between them. One for me, one for Jenny, one for Andrew, and one for Richard... Ah, too much to ask, however. I stumbled downstairs in the dark this morning so I could get to watch at the operations center on time; there were no computers under the tree. Perhaps Santa forgot them? Or, perhaps Santa heard I really wanted a goat.