Earlier, I opened Sluggo up and took a look at his innards. Nothing seems amiss, and there was very little dust. I still have no idea what has gotten into him of late. Probably some corrupted files. Well, I'm on my own with him now, as my semi-knowledgeable nephew is away. I suppose I'll have to figure it out myself. If worse comes to worse, I might even have to break down and buy a copy of Windows, at long last. Either that, or take the big plunge and try to install some flavor of Linux, and get a new ISP that can handle that system. At least, I hope I can get the LJ client working again, or reinstall it with a minimum of protest from Sluggo. It has become quite tedious to write with the constant interruptions due to the freezing. Rats! I hope it isn't the keyboard failing, after all!