Got a new notebook, a HP OmniBook 6000. It's actually my dad's three-year-old-work-notebook, so that's not much of an advancement performance-wise, but at least now I finally have a 1024x768 display, an integrated NIC and, uhm, a working battery, all of which my old notebook lacked. I should probably get a new harddisk, too, as the 20GB in my old notebook are almost full and I currently only have an old 4GB harddisk in my new notebook.
I already tried installing d-i Beta 2 on it a couple of times, and I was heavily impressed by the work of the debian-boot team. XFree86 configuration does not seem to be integrated perfectly yet, but otherwise installing sarge rocks. Unfortunately, the internal NIC seems to be not supported by Linux-2.0 and thus GNU Mach-1.x, but a bit of hacking should get that working eventually, I hope.
Being a bit ill today, I did not go to university but stayed in bed, at least fixing a bug in OpenBabel which popped up today.