The computer is back from the shop! They never did find out what was wrong, so I bought this guy :A tv tuner that works as an analog/digital converter for my camera - it's cheaper than the heavy duty options, but better reviewed then the cheapie converters. Should work out well.
Working with Dragon is amazing, love it! It just feels more intuitative - I still want to get a small monitor (shockingly hard to find) to keep near the set to watch feedback on.
Hmm based on this clip I think I put too much Slacker in Henry's Silicone (bad bad pun, bad me!)
Thanks so much for the comments - you guys/gals/stop mo puppets are keeping me motivated and going!!