Yes, I'm with you Howdy. From time to time I've thanked Larry, but really it is good to thank people often. So, Larry, thank you again for all the years of doing this site and the number of years really is starting to add up. Someday I truly would like to meet you in person and shake your hand.
The background process that updates the Weather, News headlines, Webcam icon, and the Flickr last image icon (a new feature) -- appears to be stable now. At least after running 1 day anyway.
I had been migrating the service to C#, but ran into a brick wall and decided to go back to C++ -- which required writing a bunch of new code (and cleaning up some of the old stuff). Everything looks like it is working though.