SWMBO visited a Telstra site with a semi-broken chunk of Flash on its front page, which jams up any broswer with a Flash plugin, & in fact makes the whole screen unresponsive. Most unusual for Linux. SWMBO had just been for a morning walk.
Miss 5 had a “bird television”-style explanation:
You haven’t been sitting at it, & now it’s cross.
Oh, if only computer problems were that simple. (-:
Anyway, a few seconds with top(1) & the k (kill) command, & it seems to be right again.