Left: the bane of my virtual existence
The hard drive on my relatively new Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980 failed, and consequently my Internet access will be spotty the next few days. Luckily both Windows 7 and the Toshiba utilities recognized that the hard drive was failing, and I was able to back up and save most of my files and applications.
Thus, it may be another day or two before my life returns to normal and I update this blog. I am already going through laptop withdrawal, though I suppose I could design furniture using paper and pencil if I became especially bored.