It's amazing how quickly the bar lowers... It wasn't until I started feeling better that I realized how bad I was feeling. I've been feeling like I was catching something since Monday (maybe longer; I was really tired all weekend and that might have been a sign.) It was only today as I realized that I felt good that I realized, comparatively, how bad I'd been feeling. Weird. And probably good that I decided to stick to my convictions and stay away from people for fear of contamination.
Note to self: Buying new hardware to solve what should be a minor configuration problem is not a good solution. Or a good excuse for buying new hardware.
Sh'yeah, right, who am I kidding? It's totally an excellent excuse! (... Which doesn't mean that I'm going to actually use it. But we'll see.)