Well, i had a post ready to roll about the weekend's interesting events, which include a trip to a gun show with friends (among other things), but it'll have to wait. This evening, while I was eating popcorn, watching a movie on TV, and getting ready to post, my laptop failed. Suddenly, and quite without warning. The video hardware on the logic board has failed--I can still back up the laptop (and have been doing exactly that) using a FireWire cable, but the laptop itself is shot.
Since the laptop is vital to what I do for a living, I'm going to need to have it repaired or replaced. Depending on how expensive this is, it may mean I don't go to San Francisco this January.