A Quick Update
Still alive and well.
The main reason I haven’t been on is because my laptop battery took a dump. I knew it was coming, since I got this thing about 5 years ago and run it all day long, most days. Finally have a replacement battery on the way, after determining that was the best option for the short term. Otherwise I have to keep it plugged into the outlet all the time, with the battery falsely stating it’s at 255%.