Oh, things look bad. Gandalf is freaking out, big time: can't see our backup drive. Screen keeps flickering (and by flickering, I mean resizing and going black). System keeps locking up, even in OS X. Hard drive has errors on it that can't be repaired short of reformatting. Sigh. There's a distinct possibility we're going to have to take it out back and shoot it. Or at least take it in to be repaired.
What this means in practical terms is that email from me will be extremely irregular for a while, and probably sent from my Day Job's account. So if anyone sends me anything, I beg a little patience on my response time. Oh, this is going to suck.