I need a new laptop. I’ve needed one for a while, but it’s not urgent. There are other things to focus on. But the time for a new laptop is creeping steadily closer. I want a small one (11 inches? 13? Definitely not 15, and I don’t want a netbook.), it has to have a camera, a full keyboard, and it has to be fast. Not difficult, right? It’d be nice if it had more than one USB port (my little work laptop only has one), but I can get around that. There are lots of little USB hubs out there (like this one – it even comes in different colors!). Oh, I have to not hate the touchpad. I hate the touchpad on my work laptop so much I refuse to use it. I take a mouse and mousepad everywhere I go with that laptop. I like the touchpad on my personal laptop, so I know they exist. Must find one. I don’t think I’m asking much. I just need to actually shop for it. Which I’ll do someday. My poor pretty pink laptop is slowing down. I can’t even upgrade the version of Linux I’m running because my graphics card is out of date. I think it’s only 6 years old, but apparently that’s just too much oldness. Too much age. I’ll have to put it out to pasture and replace it with a younger, faster model. I’m sorry, pretty pink laptop. I still love you.