It was inevitable, but I still type this with a hint of sadness. My trusty IBM ThinkPad laptop is no longer able to be my constant companion. The screen has decided that it no longer needs to remain operating while I'm using it thus, it had to have its core memory dumped at Anchorhead and be put on the south ridge by midday.
So, I'm typing this on my brand new Compaq Presario. Unfortunately, it's running Windows Vista -- also known as Microsoft's lame-ass attempt at the Mac OS. But... trying to uninstall and re-image this thing would be more time-consuming than its worth, so Vista it is.