I’m about to throw my stupid PC laptop out the window. When I was in San Francisco, I started having problems getting it to shut down (it would say, “Saving Your Personal Settings” or something like that for about ten minutes, kick the fan on, and do nothing) and then it began having problems starting up.
Now, I can’t get into the stupid thing at all. When it’s working, it’s great, but why can’t IBM design a laptop to reliably go to sleep without hosing itself? Or is it a software issue? I mean, come on.
Update: Looks like it might have something to do with ZoneAlarm, which suddenly started sucking CPU cycles and refusing to load. After uninstalling it completely, I have Windows Firewall activated. Which is a lot like using an umbrella to prepare for an F5 tornado. Fucking PCs.