a) Cordless Phone - The battery is no longer accepting a charge, so it looks like I may end up seeking out a cell sooner than later. Once that's accomplished, I'll need to decide what to do with the land line and my connection to the internets.
b) DVD Player - I guess I can't complain too much since it was free, except that it was working fine on Thursday, and when I came home last night, I found that it refuses to read disks. I know that Joe abandoned it to watch Heat in his room on his spanky new laptop last night, so I'm guessing that something catastrophic happened to the player on his watch. I'm less than happy over this.
c) CD-ROM/DVD Drive - I'd be less inclined to rage over the loss of the free DVD player if it weren't for the fact that this device failed, too. Curiously, it's suffering the same problem as its cousin - it simply refuses to read disks. I needed a burner anyway.
d) PC's Internal Memory - This one's my own damned fault. I've got two different sticks on the board, and this week, I started getting memory parity errors. Unfortunately, it's not really worth picking up a matching pair since it's an older machine and the price of legitimately compatible memory is something in the magnitude of a quarter of an upgrade to a machine that's three times as fast and comes standard with twice as much memory as I'd be buying. Scavenging, it seems, has reached its limits.
On the up side, I found these, and am now in the process of deciding whether Zoe needs either a "My Ribbon Is Better Than Your Ribbon" or an "I Support More Troops Than You" magnet.