So I've gotten into my email by starting up Exploder for the first time since I bought the machine, and that works. Firefox isn't getting into Yahoo, for some reason. But of course running Exploder forced me to reboot into XP. My Pidgin chat client is hosed in XP for some reason, so as long as I'm here to check my email I can't do IM. After I'm done here, I'll reboot into Ubuntu again so I can use chat.
I think I want to tie a string around my middle and call myself a yo-yo.