Saturday I got home and discovered my Palm Zire's battery had somehow run out. When I got a charge into it, the unit had effectively done a core dump. Sunday morning I went to reload the data from "Big Gay Al" (my Aluminum PowerBook), only Al wouldn't turn on. I plugged him in and instead smelled something really foul.
I took Al to the Apple Store and learned he had a short and had to go to the factory. The folks at the Apple Store were able to write my Palm data to a CD, but until I can get to the store in Palo Alto, I am without my two favorite portable computing devices.