as a fellow newbie (prep cook at the pole for summer 03-04) i just wanted to toss out a thanks for all of the info on this page. that, and to add my curiousity as to the process with laptops. i’m still trying to decide if it would be worth bringing my powerbook down with me. also, any pole-specific advice would be most appreciated. in the meantime, good tidings to all, be you on the ice or on your way.