The thrice accursed hellspawn video card not only continues to refuse service. Also when I try to pry it out, it seems fused to the slot and refuses to budge to any force less than crushing it into tiny little pieces. Which is something I am not quite ready for today. I guess this machine goes on the landfill and I buy another. Shame really. I'm writing this on the portable. The urge to smash is too strong right now. I am so glad I live alone, or a family tragedy with lots of entrails would likely have ensued.