I’ve been fixing up and passing on my remaining old laptops. Here’s how they turned out:

None of these are particularly fast machines by 2022 standards, some GNU/Linux distros go a long way to keep aging hardware useful.

I’m not too sad to see the first two go, but the latter was my main machine on the go for several years. I covered the shell in stickers from various left-wing parties and movements.1 Over time some of these groups have changed their logos, which turned the laptop into an object of nostalgia.

laptop cover

I haven’t begun decorating my current laptop yet, and still debating whether or not to leave it clean.

  1. Inspired by someone I used to know who plastered her water bottle with stickers.