I've been suffering from a case of laptop power shortage. I came downstairs a couple of weeks ago to witness Kaelyn hiding the end of my Mac's power cord in her mouth. Wonderful. The new Apple laptop plugs are specifically designed with a magnet connection so that if you trip over the cord, it won't pull down the computer with it. Rather handy, but that makes it rather delicate; therefore Kaelyn's saliva and tongue didn't help the performance. Gradually, the cord began to function worse and worse until it would only charge on its side. Productivity went down this week.
But fortunately, I still had a few months left on the warranty. Picked up a new plug at the Apple store today. I've never enjoyed the little glow of the power cord so much.
Now, it's just a matter of keeping it away from the little girl.