Seems that's what my computer is.
A desperate hermit.
My little laptop is starting to feel it's age, it's had it's cables replaced and hip surgery (split the hard drive or something like that) and it's battery doesn't hold a charge the way it used to.
But this was new.
You see, I took it to work. Apparently it didn't approve. I turned it on there, went to hook it up to the wifi system (a foreign wifi system *gasp*) and it froze solid in horror.
The swirling basketball of doom that never ever leaves till you heartlessly and somewhat fearfully push and hold down the power button. Sort of like injecting an anesthetic through the straight jacket of someone who has totally lost it.
When I tried to boot it up again, it stonewalled me, in absolute.
A plain blue unchanging screen. I repeated the experiment several times despite Einsteins comment that insanity is the act of doing the same thing over and over again in the hope of different results.
I was, to say the least, despondent. So, it seemed, was the computer.
I got home, and thought, 'Oh what the heck, lets see what happens if I give it LOTS of time to boot up.' (Sorry Einstein, seems I'm certifiable)
Seems also that it was happy to be home. Started up no problem at all. Working just fine, thankyouverymuch.
Just didn't like going out I guess.
(sotto voce - weird, no?)