But last night, I was unable to get my current laptop to recognize any wifi networks in our neighborhood, while my work laptop was able to see six. Well, a computer is no good to me if it can't talk to the world, so I was back to thinking about a new computer. It went from, "If I can't fix it, I'll get a new one," to "I'll try to fix it, and give it to my brother in any case, and get myself a new one." Now, in the bright light of morning, I'm still on the verge of clicking "buy" on a shiny new laptop, even though, strictly speaking, if I can get the old one working, I don't need it.
This is both exciting and guilt-inducing.
Plus, I really do want to make the old one talk to wireless networks again before I fob it off on my (less tech-savvy) brother.