(By given up hope, I mean, I couldn't recover the email address and it was saying my other valid email address didn't exist to send a reset link to.)
If you want to contact me by email, do not use my old email address.
My new email is firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact me on Twitter @whenalionsleeps as I'm on there pretty frequently.
Today's positive thought: I don't have to deal with that Hotmail BS anymore!