My work laptop fell ill at the weekend, something wrong with the hard disk. Just after new year is a really bad time to call on support as they usually have an overwhelming backlog of work and I am not sufficiently important to get near the top of the priority list.
Sure enough, when I went into the office on Monday I was told that I might not get seen this week!
I can carry on with meetings and reviewing materials on paper but not much else.
I have taken some time off and gone shopping and bought me an Asus Eee PC for £190 which is what I have typed this on.