This is where I post useful stuff I've made for myself or other folks. You might find some of these useful also.
I've heard from a few friends that their old laptop can't do the job anymore. I don't believe that. Even old laptops are more than capable of doing most jobs if you give them a few inexpensive upgrades and a little love.
Here's a really simple packing list for domestic or international travel that I use regularly. Remember to stay flexible and adjust this list to your own needs and the length of your trip. Don't over-pack and keep your life simple. If it's not here, there's a good chance you won't need it or can buy it when you get there.