No, my technical difficulties are related to recent "upgrades" made to my laptop - affectionately known as Daisy (I used to have a PDA named Hal - you know from 2010 A Space Odyssey. Hal sings " A Bicycle Built For Two" while he's being shut down/killed. I know HOW GEEKY of me
Anyway, my Tech Support (read Travis) decided that I needed Windows 7. Windows 7 is leaner, meaner, and faster....unless your laptop is older than dirt. Daisy is. Microsoft can't believe that anyone would keep a laptop longer than two years. Daisy is almost 5.
So far the other geek in the house has managed to fix all the little "hmm, didn't know that that would be a problem" problems that came with the upgrade. Apparently he has also figured out the "your laptop doesn't seem to know that it has an SD slot problem too. We'll see when I blog next.