The computer works touchily at home, not so much at school. I suspect it's because I have a humidifier at home that runs constantly and the underlying problem is some kind of microfracture, but we'll see. I'm currently in contact with Dell about resolving the issue. That is all. Special thanks to Travis for the loaner for finals.
If I manage to get the thing to work more consistently, there may be more blogging today. No promises.
[UPDATE: Laptop completely non-functional. Dell claims to be paratrooping in some support personnel. How about before finals, Dell?]