I just spoke to Alex by phone. He wants you all to know that although he broke his leg and is in the hospital, he came through surgery "with flying colors", he said, and actually feels quite well now. But he's having difficulty using the crutches and they don't want to send him home since he lives alone and they're concerned he might not be able to get in and out of his apartment and such mobility concerns. So he'll continue to be away from the internet for some days, or a week or something. But he is ok.