I'm sorry if I'm breaking forum rules by making this shameless plug, but I'd like to bring attention to my Amazon listing before it expires:
This may not be received in time for Christmas, but it's worth owning anyway.
I removed the link.
Why would you start a post with an 'apology' for possibly breaking a forum rule, and then just go ahead with the post anyway?
Seems like the smart and polite thing to do would have been to ask the forum admins first.