New computer!

It’s been nearly two weeks, but I have a computer again! My old machine is actually still running, just barely. All respect to my previous machine… nicknamed Lazarus for coming back from the dead after a lightning strike the year before last. If there is a computer heaven, Lazarus deserves a place of honor. Thank you, old friend, for your years of faithful partnership.

But on to this new machine… so far I’ll say this is the best computer I’ve ever had—sorry Laz! This new computer cost just over $600 (Laz was almost $2,000), is almost silent and powerful. Today I’ve been downloading, photo editing, testing InDesign, playing video, running games… simultaneously.

Did I mention tiny? This entire computer tower is about the same size as a fat sandwich. This is my dream computer… powerful, competent, portable and affordable. Someone might need to pinch me because this can’t be real life. Or maybe, after the last few weeks, just let me dream a bit longer. You can see this Dream Machine for yourself here.(affiliate link)

Now, I wonder what the name will be… any ideas?


New computer has run all day with everything I can throw at it. Finally, my dream computer: cheap, fast and travel sized. #newcomputer #love

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By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Shimanchu-American and award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years of experience as a professional writer in nonfiction. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), producer of the Exercise Your Writes YouTube podcast, two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020, find her at

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