So my poor laptop finally died. Koinosuke was ancient. I think my dad had used him for like 8 years before giving him to me and we gave him new life with a solid state drive. If you know anything about Macs that should tell you how old it was, we could still unscrew the casing and replace the hard drive...anyway, after that it was very zippy, but so living on borrowed time, which it admittedly did for another 3 years before the battery finally gave out. Farewell Koinosuke, you were a great workhorse!
I'm in the process of ordering a new one, but since my son is now fully mobile computing in one place doesn't happen much, so my apologies if the site is a bit rocky for the next couple of weeks.