On the plus side, I think I finally fond something that will encode 90% of my videos in a form suitable for my iPod. I forgot what it was like to need to install codecs to do things. (MPlayer is my friend. Quicktime and underdocumented proprietary formats are not.)
Off to Illinois. 23rd-28th. 603.264.2294 if you're in the area and want to get ahold of me for any reason.
My parents are apparently no longer speaking to each other because my mother is so upset that we're staying in a hotel. Hooray for passive aggression.