I was rendering a fairly complex fractal this afternoon and my laptop got real hot...and then DIED! I let it cool down for a couple of hours and I still can't get it to turn back on. Anyway, it may be a while before I am back on DA as regularly as I have been. Until I can get another laptop, I'm stuck with possibly checking in a couple times a day instead of a few times and hour. I hate that. I was rendering some images for a new script that I was going to post. Now all the images and flames are locked in a hard drive that I can't access. I passed on the "recipe" to CabinTom though, so perhaps he can release it in my absence.
UPDATE:After removing and re-installing things like the battery and hard drive, I was able to get my laptop to boot. I can't seem to get much more than an internet browser to run though. Things as "intense" as a hard drive backup seem to freeze up. Maybe I'll try it from safe mode or from linux and see if it works any better. I'm afraid to do any rendering until I can get the important data backed up.