I don't know what the deal is with Sluggo today. He keeps having conniptions and swallowing his cursor after flashing his blue screen, despite the fact that the room is cold. I don't think it's the computer equivalent of a death rattle (that, I think, usually comes from the hard drive, and the Slug's hard drive sounds as healthy as a Mac), but I'm still thinking that maybe I ought to spend a few hours making backups of files- assuming I can get the CD burner to work. It's been a long time since some of them have been backed up. But when the machine acts this way even in cold weather, it seems more likely than ever that he's not going to be around much longer. And I was so looking forward to downloading some porn doing some research on 19th century art tonight!