I have a new computer: a Sony Vaio with Windows 7 to replace my old bulky HP pavillion dv9k. Windows 7 is nice; there aren't any of the hang-ups that Vista has (like how Vista had a nasty habit of eating half my memory, so running Painter would put my poor HP on life support).
I also have a new paint in my palette, for those of you who keep up with that sort of thing (Pyrolle Red PR254 replaces Cadmium Scarlet PR108; I am using Winsor & Newton Winsor Red, which is inert wet-into-wet, as opposed to many other brands which are more active and more opaque). I am still looking for a suitable replacement for Cadmium Orange, PO20.
Stay classy, folks.