Today my mouse died. Well, actually it died yesterday, but it was pronounced dead today after lengthy experimenting on possible life signs.
My mouse was a Razer Copperhead, anarchy red, and he was much loved.
(yesterday the lights went out and after that, my PC would boot only with insane lag - POST-test took like 5 minutes and I never got past GRUB. today on closer examination - open chassis, take everything out, start experimenting, close chassis, experiment with USB-devices - the fault was narrowed down to my previously trustworthy Razer.)