I’d hoped this current netbook would last another six months, but this one is dying faster than our fiscally insane Republic. So I had to bite the bullet and order a new one.
If anyone cares to subsidize this purchase, shoot me an email via the contact tab and I’ll let you know what you can do.
Update: Ask and ye shall receive. Within minutes of posting this, a commenter actually offered me his spare laptop, thus saving me hundreds of dollars. I’m constantly amazed at the generosity and kindness of so many people in the blogging community. Thank you.