Sometimes it only takes the tiniest thing to make a difference — in this case, small change could have cost real dollars! Maybe we should restrict our children’s access to money, hmm?

Coin in SD card slot, December 2011
An Australian five-cent coin fits very nicely into our SD card slot on the laptop.

After vigorous, ineffective shaking, I was able to remove the coin by using toothpicks. (Sigh of relief.)