Back in January I told the story of how my dog Oreo ate my laptop. Well, not really ate it but screwed it up royally. It still needs repair but it’s out of warranty and I haven’t had the time nor spare change to get it fixed but have been able to continue using it. I don’t use it often to begin with but occasionally I do need to do something with it and was able to progress for a few weeks by using things to prop the cord up right where it plugs into the laptop which allows it to make contact with the jack. It’s getting worse and worse as these problems usually do and it had reached a point where I couldn’t make good enough contact to power the laptop from the adapter. I tried everything I could think of but nothing would prop it up at just the right angle to provide a charge and I was ready to give up when a hero stepped up to the plate and provided exactly the help I needed. My wife is always giving me a hard time about all the "toys" I have in my office (they’re not toys they’re action figures), including the entire cast of the original Thunderbirds TV series, but now it’s proven they provide a real need. I don’t remember which cartoon series this figure came from or even his name since it came in my kid’s Burger King happy meal. If anyone knows let me know.