My PC is back! Finally, after catching fire, I had to order replacements, only to have to sell the replacements, and replace half the system altogether. Now everything seems to be running smoothly, so I hope to get back to some more 3D modeling soon!
I'm hoping to get familiar with Blender 2.5 this time. I could never get used to the UI overhaul last time I tried it, but I'm going to have to figure it out sooner or later, and preferably sooner.
One of the main reasons I need to learn Blender 2.5, is so I can run Luxrender GPU when it's finally released!!! That means I'll be able to use my PC's graphics card when rendering 3D scenes, which could easily cut my rendering times in half, and probably even less time than that!
The bad news is, I'm going to have to move back into the dorms soon, which means I can't take my PC with me for fear of it being stolen. So I'll have to work on a laptop, which doesn't have the horsepower to do any type of serious rendering, like photorealistic scenes. So I may just have to go back to basics for a while... But at least it'll be a good opportunity to learn Blender 2.5!