Something is wrong with my laptop. What? I have no idea. None. Yeah, I've been working with computers since forever, yeah, maybe I've been paid to do support even, but I'm more a specialized-software-type than a machine-fixer.
What's most tragic is that the trouble is manifesting in Firefox! I've been reduced to using IE to write this very post, and I have to say - at least it's working. I tried to add a short comment to one of my own posts three times with ffx, and it keeps freezing up and I have to kill it.
I've uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. I've turned off any fancy add-ons I have. I found some recommendation to change some setting to extend the time before firefox refreshes from the server.. and it's still happening.
yes, this laptop is just over four years old - but it should have plenty of wherewithal to post a freaking comment. Short of buying a new one (which seems ludicrous), I don't know what to do. I think I need a techie sibling or friend to come visit and give my laptop some love. Any volunteers? I guess if I have to, I'll take long-distance advice!
(edited to add: I tried to use Google Chrome, and it couldn't even connect to my wireless internet. DOOMED I tell you.)