A quick post to let those of you who are interested know I am still around.  I just got back from the midwest where I was visiting my family and friends.  The weather was hot and humid and my hay fever was in overdrive, but despite that I managed to have a good time, eat a lot of good Italian food, see some old friends, get beat repeatedly at chess by said friends, and meet one or two interesting new people. 

I also learned that American Airlines use IE for their E-Ticket check-in terminals.  Here is the photographic evidence.