The computer is fixed. Thanks to the fine folks at Synergenics in Guelph!
A lot has happened in the last few days, not the least of which is the untimely deaths of Paul Motian and Robert Spizzichino, I will be devoting a whole post to Paul Motian soon but Peter Hum has has some great posts on this. I haven't been this affected by a musician's death since Tony Williams passed, but more on that later.
Here's the two cascara articulation vids I promised. The titles pretty much tell the tale.