I sat down with 28 Weeks Later director Jean Carlos Fresnadillo last Monday afternoon — i.e., the day that my hard drive froze up and died. Fresnadillo is a quiet, meditative guy with a nicely measured European attitude and what felt to me like a very contained and settled ego. The interview is okay, nothing spectacular; the film is much better.

I would have posted the Fresnadillo thing yesterday afternoon but — no complaining, just fact — I was stopped again when the brand-new hard drive, installed only hours earlier, froze on me. Apparently the computer guy from Brooklyn either installed the wrong kind of video driver or installed the right one incorrectly, and the error caused all wsf ads on all pages to flash like lightning bolts and make the web page jitter up and down, and this caused so much stress on the system that it freaked out and collapsed.