Man, that was weird
I just tried to log into a secured system, and my keyboard suddenly took an unscheduled vacation. Only an occasional keystroke would ‘take’ and then it would produce the wrong character. I restarted several times, with different keyboards, and couldn’t even enter my system login, or even get into BIOS setup on POST. Then, it started working again.
Takeaway lesson: I have way too many keyboards lying around. I still don’t know what the hell happened with the keyboard.
On an unrelated note (several thousand notes, actually) the awesome big-band jazz number that accompanies the extended credits sequence on the DVD Incredibles makes great cardio workout music. Or, music to get speeding tickets by, if you prefer.