So "Steampunkish Too" (aka the project here titled "The Steampunk Laptop v2") is not really useful in its originally-intended capacity. I wanted a portable writing box. It's not portable for me, not really -- tl;dr it's too freaking big in ways I didn't think about during the build or otherwise properly anticipate :(
Right now it also just doesn't work. Literally -- there's no functioning OS on it right now. What's on there is broken and I can't find a good reinstall candidate. Since there's some hardware-level changes I'd like to make anyways, I'm temporarily sidelining it while I decide what I want to do with it.
Meanwhile, I need a machine, because right now I'm limping along on an HP Mini 5102 with 2gb RAM, an Atom N450, and Windows 7... and I'm pretty sure that if I dropped a copy of MS DOS 4.0 Multitasking on a Crest SpinBrush from Wal*Mart, I'd have a better box by half. This thing is so slow it's almost literally physically painful to use. Get me Bearded Spock and an Agonizer Booth, it's more fun than this.
So, gonna build a thing. Let's get started! ...and be sure to give it a stupid name that absolutely nobody will get the intended reference to unless they're so "White And Nerdy" that one could convincingly claim Weird Al legit wrote that song specifically about them... or they're willing to sit through a half-hour-plus impromptu lecture course on AI in the 1980s, focusing on how the use of the long-forgotten (well, mostly) Lisp programming language was at the time such a critical component that someone tried to sell extremely expensive workstations specifically designed for writing Lisp code, and how the keyboard on the early models is something of a "Holy Grail" for collectors of hacker paraphernalia of that era.