Yeppo - everything with GE worked out fine. My contract has been renewed (with the other Agency) and things are looking good in that respect.
I built a new Pentium 4 based box a few weeks ago. The specs of it are 1.7 ghz P4/640 MB RDRAM/70 gigs/Geforce3. Its definitely a sweet little box. Surprisingly some of the biggest performance increase came through the Seti@Home program. On the P3 1ghz box, it would normally take me 8 to 9 nine hours to complete a given work unit. On the new box it only takes around 4 hours.