Umm... also, unless the world ends before then, I'm going to be at a conference at HP's headquarters in Palo Alto California during the last week of the month. I don't think I know anyone in the area, but if I'm wrong and anyone wants to get together one of the evenings, please let me know.
I'm sure people will get a laugh at my now quite raggedy HP Pavilion laptop with its cracks and quirks. To give myself a vain and silly hope (which I seem to live on these days), maybe someone there will offer to give me a sweet deal (beyond university discounts) on one of these monsters.
Disappointment: I got some advice to wait for the next hardware revision of that Wacom tablet.
In the meantime, testing the free touchpad/screen from the CS free stuff junkbin:
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