see that point where the keyboard suddenly stopped working mid-post below?

That’s the slow death of our MacBook. Now if we’re lucky it’ll dry out and fix itself, though more likely it’ll rust, corrode and never be quite right again. Being very sensible types we’re now pricing up MacBook Pro’s (I have one for work so know what it’s got) and thinking about what to do next… (other than the obvious damage limitation ones to save this MacBook!)

I currently have the eMac’s keyboard plugged in and balanced on top of the laptop, which means I can type although it gives me proper handache.

So yes, things are going quiet again until this gets sorted out. Or I get on the iPad and work out Bloggsy.