The Toshiba is kaput. I'd like to say it served long and well, but...It didn't. It served like a far-left Democrat: only when forced to. It also overheated frequently, which tempts me toward Harry Reid comparisons.
The final straw came shortly before Spring Break, when it began turning itself off randomly. Then it would refuse to turn on. Now, I can push the power button and it will power up partway and then turn off...and then power up partway and then turn off...and then...well, you get the idea.
I could get it fixed, but you'll remember that this is far from my first set o' problems with that laptop. So, armed with part of my Spring student loan, I waltzed in to Best Buy this afternoon and walked out with a Compaq Presario for $400.04.
I'm back. And the old computer is now a fair target.