I will admit, I have been posting on Electrotech. But I am mostly done there. Between people who take great pleasure attacking people with condescending replies and another old codger who turns every reply into an opportunity to disparage everything that is Chinese ("You must have cheap Chinese IC sockets - the pins are an alloy of tin and rice." is a tame example), it's not a very encouraging place to be! Of course, the moderators don't help much, with the helpful advice "That's just the way he is. Just bend over and take it." (Very slightly paraphrased).
I have some articles to get caught up with, and to read about all your adventures. I'll have more time in the next few days.