Clattering from the CP's rig.
It wasn't only the power adapter - my laptop's power input jack was also struck dumb. This lead the multitude of investigating tekvolk to conclude that a short must have coursed through its system. The battery died before I could recover some recent data, but everything is safe. Just inaccessible, at least until repairs have been completed. In the meantime, I may have to inaugurate KSV Mobile 2. Sighs, etc. I'll keep you p'sted.