My poor 15-inch Macbook Pro is over three years old now. It's choking and sputtering from the overwhelming workload I'm subjecting it to, especially from the increase in video stuff.
So...my friend Eric Cheng is helping me to configure a new souped-up 15-inch, 2.8GHz Macbook Pro with 8GB of RAM, a 160GB SSD start up drive, and a 500GB spinning drive for storage. In fact, he's setting it up right now, and sent me this preview of the blazing-fast start-up time.
I'm picking up the new laptop when I hook up with Eric later next week to head out to sea again. Woohoo!
Yes, it's sad. I get emotional about stuff like this.