Tuesday evening I get home from work and see my 15" powerbook is exactly the way I left it, except the time stopped 20 minutes after I left. I restart, get a little flashing ? inside of a folder. Very long story short, my hard drive needs to be reformatted but I'm waiting on parts from tigerdirect to build an external drive so I don't lose everything (I've been told that i can dump my user pref folder onto it so i don't lose everything--is that true?). I'm sitting in the deep recesses of the nyu library right now trying to work on a research project due friday...but I can't get myself to concentrate because I know that I can't really do anything too permanent until monday (gotta love UPS tracking). I guess I just needed to vent. Sorry.