The backlighting on my laptop screen is no more. The image on the LCD is too faint to be useful, but I can still connect to an external monitor. The screen has been slowly dying for a long time, now; first the image was reddish, then increasingly hard to see, and then... vanished.
A sunset is a much prettier sight.
I've attached my laptop to one of the monitors in the office, and I brought in my CD burner. This evening, I'm backing things up.