My laptop was still under warranty, so I took it back to the store to get it fixed. They originally told me it would be “a few days”, but then they decided to send it back to the manufacturer to repair. And it’ll take four weeks! Mercifully, my warranty includes a loaner, so I have a temporary laptop. It’s a newer laptop, which would make me sad that it’s so much faster than my old laptop, but fortunately it runs Vista so that’s not a problem. Vista’s main features seem to be a) translucent windows, and b) if you let IE run for a couple of hours right-clicking stops working entirely.
With any luck, some sort of normal posting schedule will resume.