(Toledo, OH) My trusty Compaq Presario laptop, which has accompanied me to a wide variety of inhospitable climes (including the October 15, 2005 North Toledo riot) may have finally given up the virtual ghost.
Not only is the power connection on the motherboard fried, but now Windows goes into a continuous boot-and-crash cycle.
Thus, my response to comments may be slow over the next few days until I get a replacement.
While we are on the subject, I am entertaining suggestions on replacement laptops. My criteria for the new machine is fairly simple: I need good memory, high speed, ability to access the Internet, a serviceable wireless card, and the ability to take the abuse of cranking out 10,000 words or more per week.
I am less concerned about luxuries like CD/DVD, high-resolution monitor, or any other goodies that drive up the purchase price.