My work issued laptop, a.k.a. The One Running Windows, is having a CPU usage issue.
While I work, the CPU usage climbs until it can't climb no more. It then sticks around 100%, making it very difficult to work. Try working without any spare CPU... it's very little fun.
Naturally, I've been trouble-shooting this sunofabitch like crazy. At first I blamed my beloved Firefox, but a switch to Chrome didn't help matters. Then, I thought it might be Songbird, but a move to iTunes spelled no relief. Eventually, I detected a correlation between the use of my mouse and spikes in CPU. Not just the external mouse though, but also the touch pad.
After troubleshooting this damn mouse - CPU thing for a few hours, I remembered it's not my laptop. I don't own it, I just use it. So, I did what I should have done long ago.
I'm getting a new laptop. Here's what I've been seeing all day...