Or maybe my laptop jack IS broken, which is what I told Mr. Firedog two weeks ago. When he tested it and said no, it's the cord, and here's a shiny new one for $140 dollars. Then I found the cord I really needed for $70. Hmmm.... Damn you, Firedog! I'm so going to the Nerd Herd next time.
Hopefully I'll be back online again in a week or so.