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Old October 28 2011, 11:19 PM   #1579
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Re: Your latest purchases, cont.

Kreacher wrote: View Post
This nifty tweed jacket.

Edited to add a note to Holdfast: I know what I'm planning to wear this with, but I'd love to hear your take on it. The tweed is black, brown and a little pale grey. I normally don't wear brown -- not flattering with my coloring -- but mixed with the other colors, it works. Kind of looks like my hair -- dark "brown and a little pale grey".
I like it, as a piece. No real advice apart from keeping it casual (I'm dreadful with ladieswear advice - it's so much harder than menswear - so you're better off getting advice from the girls here).

Annoyingly, I've had to order a new laptop. My current one is about 6 years old now, and over the past year or two has become increasingly temperamental in a few little ways but nothing terminal. A couple of weeks ago, as I mentioned upthread, I tripped over a cable which at the time appeared only to damage the speakers. But since then, every handful of boots or so, there's some really weird graphical error on boot and it fails to startup properly. Sometimes it just stops completely, sometimes it recycles and lets me start it in safe mode, but not always. God knows what's actually causing the problem, but it feels highly terminal so I figure it's best to order the new laptop now and hopefully this one will live long enough to last until its arrival. Grr.

So, I've ordered a new Sony Vaio to replace the current one. Hopefully it will last me as long, if not longer. I like to buy something reasonably mid/high-end but then avoid buying again for a long time. Specs for the interested: Intel Core i7-2670QM 2.2GHz, 8GB 1333MHz DDR3-SDRAM, 16.4" 1920x1080 screen, NVIDIA GeForce GT540M 2GB, plus the usual other bells & whistles.
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