My computer died.
There were no warning signs. I simply found it with it's little heels kicked in the air, dead and crunchy a couple days ago. :(
A new computer is being built for me and I should have it in the next few days. Hopefully I will be able to transfer my files from my deceased computer onto the new one before I leave for San Diego.
If so, I will shoot off an nice large post before I leave.