So losing power this morning wasn't enough; Microsoft had to add insult to injury. I put my notebook into standby mode until the power came back, and then brought it back once power came back. That should have been fine, right?
Well, scrollbars (other than in VW based apps - yay, emulation) just stopped working. I'd scroll up; they gave me the finger. My mail client kept crashing over this problem - heck, the task manager wouldn't scroll up (gosh forbid I'd have needed to kill an application at the top of the list).
One reboot later, along with all the waiting (my G4 based mini boots within 30 seconds - go figure), and things were back to normal.
Now, where did my productivity run off to...