Nerdy frustrations with my desktop - the inbuilt card readers are not recognising my CF card, nor the external universal card reader. I don't want to download directly from camera, which I had to resort to doing with my Italian food photoshoot two weeks ago, and I have some RAW images to process. Then it's also suffering from 'white screen syndrome', rather less extreme than blue, but endlessly frustrating nonetheless, as the monitor has to be turned on and off at least twenty times at start up before it clears. The mouse is malfunctioning too. This is possibly terminal. Not a memorable birthday.