I opted to buy a replacement LCD and digitizer for my iPhone. Though the disassembly was a little tricky, it went just fine (this video was pretty helpful), and the phone is working again like a champ.
Also working like a champ is my new computer – it’s not particularly revolutionary in design compared to my old one, but the screen is a fair bit bigger (15″ vs. 12″) and it’s a ton faster.
New lappy made short work of posting Italy pics – check ’em out here. I will go back and edit out the dust spots (note to self: clean camera sensor before vacation), but otherwise, the photos are all up.