Well, I'm back now. In the time I was gone, Adequacy appears to have returned. K5, on the other hand, disappeared at some point. Which is OK. I've stopped reading it anyway, except for the posts of a few select individuals, and they rarely seem to post anymore.
The unfortunate facet of being an on-site consultant is that you actually have to do real work. That means spending half the day on various discussion boards is quite out of the question. When somebody's paying your company $200 an hour plus travel, meals and lodging to have you there, they tend to get pretty upset to find out you're just surfing the net. Even in the evenings, it's considered appropriate to spend time at bars and restaurants discussing the project with your clients and colleagues, so work, in a sense, continues. I had my violin, Sherry, with me the whole time, and only got a chance to pull her out of her case twice. At any rate, I'm back now, and should be permitted to remain in Atlanta for at least a couple of weeks.
So, cheers. I'm going to have something to drink now.